Redwood Grove Loop Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Felton, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length0.9 miElevation gain45 ftRoute typeLoop
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The Redwood Grove Loop Trail showcases the tallest measured tree in the park and the two trees with the widest circumferences. Known as the Mother, Father, and Santa Clara Trees, these famous redwoods are among the most photographed trees in Big Basin. The easy accessibility of this half-mile, level trail allows park visitors an unobstructed view of the Mother and Father Tree, a wonderful view of the Santa Clara Tree (measuring in at 17 feet in diameter!), as well as many other interesting sites featured along the way. This short loop walk highlights the old growth Henry Cowell Redwood Grove. It's a compact, yet densely featured stand that competes with the best of the old growth groves, conveniently located near populated areas and on touring routes. In addition to the groves, Henry Cowell Redwood SP offers so much more. The park has over 15 miles of trails through a variety of mountain and canyon forests and meadow lands along the San Lorenzo River. Trails are available for equestrian use, biking, walking, and hiking. Fishing is available seasonally; picnicking and camping opportunities can be accommodated too. Adjacent to Henry Cowell is the Roaring Camp Tourist railroad. Combined, these two attractions make for a very full day or casual weekend outing. They work well together, highlighting both local history and nature. Accessibility: The trail is packed dirt, typically at least four feet wide, and gentle with an estimated grade of 3%.

The parking area is at the Main Entrance to the Henry Cowell Redwood State Park. There is a visitor center and restrooms by the parking lot. There are also picnic benches and a restroom about halfway along the trail by the intersection with Pipeline Road.

Henry Cowell Redwoods SP http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=546 Mountain Parks Foundation: Henry Cowell Redwoods SP http://mountainparks.org/home/camping-in-our-parks/henry-cowell/ Day Use Entrance Address: 101 North Big Trees Park Road Felton, CA 95018 Campground Address: 2591 Graham Hill Road Scotts Valley, CA 95060 Operating Hours: Day Use Area Sunrise to Sunset Telephone: Campground Kiosk 831-438-2396 Day Use Kiosk 831-335-4598 Nature Center 831-335-7077 Gift Shop 831-335-3174

Nature Center is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm weekends, holidays and summer, and 11:00am to 3:00pm winter weekdays. The Gift Shop opens every day at 10:00 am and closes at either 6:00 pm or sunset, whichever comes first Seasons and Recommended clothing: The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended. Dogs: Are welcome in the park but must be on a leash at all times, and kept in your car or tent at night. They may not be left unattended. Dogs are allowed in the picnic area, the campground, and on Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail, and Meadow Trail. They are not allowed on any other trails or interior roads. Bicycles: Are allowed only on Pipeline Road, Rincon Fire Road, Ridge Fire Road, and Powder Mill Fire Road. Bicyclists under 18 must wear a helmet. Horses: Are NOT allowed on the following trails: Redwood Grove Trail Meadow Trail Ox Trail Pipeline Road south of Rincon Fire Road Motorcycles, cars, etc. are not permitted on any trail or interior road. Fishing: Is permitted in the San Lorenzo River during the Steelhead and Salmon season with the appropriate license. No other fishing is permitted. The rules are enforced by both Park rangers and DFG wardens. ADA Accessibility: Camping: Five sites are designated accessible. Most sites have accessibly designed tables and fire rings. Restrooms: The restroom located next to campsite #22 is generally accessible. Toilets are accessible. The showers are generally accessible. Routes of Travel: Routes to restroom are generally accessible. Trails Meadow Trail is accessible for at least 0.50 mile. Trailhead, designated accessible parking and gift shop are located in the main parking lot. Accessible restroom is in the campground near site #22. River Trail, a popular hiking and horse trail, leads through the redwoods to the river and is accessible for the first 4,000 feet. Access begins off the Meadow Trail at about 1,000 accessible feet (0.2 mile) in from its trailhead. Redwood Loop Interpretive Trail is accessible for about 0.70 mile. The trailhead is located in the day use parking lot near nature center. Wi-Fi Service: Park visitors will be able to gain Wi-Fi access when they use a wireless device within about 150 to 200 feet of the Park Store located in the park.

Trail head location Parking lot across from park headquarters at the large marker for the Redwood Trail .

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Chris Duarte
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A family favorite! Great nature trail with lots of interesting facts. Short and flat but easily connects to the larger park. Can stroller.

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Tony Francisco
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great route, several different environments, and a fun little adventure

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Satyajit Mohapatra
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Is this open now ?

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Matthew W
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So nice I did it twice! Grove is now open again after closure from windstorm. Make sure to look up the trailguide on the park website, or you'll miss things like the albino redwood!

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Anna Park
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CharlAurie Yowell
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Gorgeous! The grove is still closed but everything surrounding is spectacular

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Cassie User
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Marc Free
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We’ve done the loop many many times. Always amazing.

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Romil Chandarana
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Bobbie I
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Demi Nguyen
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Ran it, tired

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Yu-Chi Lin
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Sara Hanley
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Jason Giese
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This was unreal. These trees are massive. We chained this with the observation deck loop. That trail is also listed. I highly recommend doing both!

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Richard Robinson
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Hiked yesterday, Sat, 12/12. Very Beautiful and Peaceful Trail. it was not very crowded and so able to hike it in a very enjoyable and safe manner in light of the Covid concerns. The Trail is gorgeous and well maintained. A true Hidden Gem in the area. Trees are very beautiful and majestic. Make time to also visit the beutiful picturesque towns of Felton, Ben Lomond and Boulder Creek. Nice little shops and foods with very friendly townspeople

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Anshika Srivastava
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Beautiful small trail in the redwoods. We went on a Friday and it was pretty empty and quiet. Loved the quietness and serenity in this tiny trail. Wished it was longer :) Worth every bit!

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Brian Reeves
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Arjun Varshney
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Good easy wide trail with pure forest covers and great scenic views .

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Steven Wade
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Great trail, lots of redwoods.

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Bridging Jones
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Munmi Boruah
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Very Refreshing!!! Best hiking ever .

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Doug Muise
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Mike A
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Jessica Robles
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Sara Hanley
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Regina Langhout
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Mike M
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Easy trail with the my kids ages 5 and 9. Fair amount of parking, and other trails to check out.

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Stephen Williams
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