Redwood Trail is a 1.0 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder Creek, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.0 km Elevation Gain: 12 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

historic site

no dogs

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355 See some of the world's tallest trees along this easy, well-maintained hiking trail. A great hike for young kids. The Redwood Trail at Big Basin Redwoods State Park loop offers easy access to some of the tallest and oldest Redwoods anywhere. The fact that the trail is flat and well-maintained, combined with the well-marked attractions along the way make this a perfect hike for families with young children. The main attractions along this trail are Father of the Forest (known for its wide circumference), Mother of the Forest (the tallest tree in Big Basin) and The Chimney Tree (whose hollow trunk offers a spectacular view up into the sky).

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4 months ago

Short loop! Amazing

hiking
4 months ago

Super short and easy trail. Grab a paper pamphlet on your way in, which explains each of the guideposts along the way. Learned something new about redwoods!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice and easy trail, loved it!!

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is very short (½ mile, flat) with LOTS of educational stops along the way. They even have a self guided tour brochure that you can pick up and read as you walk around the trail. This trail is great is you just want to get out and stretch your legs while you walk around some of the oldest and tallest trees in the park. The trail is wide and fenced in in most places, lots of photo opportunities will give you something for the ‘gram

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hiking
5 months ago

Redwood tree showcase

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail! If you want to add a few more miles and get a truly beautiful start from views above the trees you will descend, I highly recommend this. It add about 2-3 miles though. I also went all the way to the beach! It was amazing and definitely doable in 2 days.

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7 months ago

This is an easy short hike. It is well maintained and even good for strollers. It takes you by some of the largest trees in the forest.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful forest and nice trail

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9 months ago

Very easy enjoyable trail. Takes you by some of the largest redwoods in the park!

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10 months ago

nice, well marked trail, great for kids

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11 months ago

Amazing short walk suitable for all ages and abilities as well as strollers. Awe-inspiring redwood trees!

hiking
11 months ago

Very easy stroll with some of the oldest largest trees in the world.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail to see Redwood trees. Across from headquarters where you check in and pay $10 for day use.

hiking
Thu May 23 2019

Beautiful old growth forest

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muddy
Sun Apr 21 2019

Sat Apr 20 2019

I really enjoyed this trail. Two of the largest redwoods in this park are next to the trail for easy viewing. It was easy just as the rating implied.

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Sat Feb 16 2019

Great and beautiful!

hiking
Sat Jan 19 2019

Very simple and two very big red woods to see. Easy hike and a nice walk

Fri Jan 04 2019

Easy trail to push a jogging stroller on. Beautiful redwoods.

Thu Jan 03 2019

Very short, very easy walk that brought you to some amazing trees.

Sun Oct 28 2018

Very short and easy hike. Large walking space. Great views of the redwoods! Mother and father redwoods are along this trail.

hiking
Wed Jul 11 2018

Great short, must -do, trail to see some amazing Redwoods.

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Sun Feb 11 2018

Super easy,fun trail for kids and families. Just being among redwoods is amazing.

hiking
Mon Feb 05 2018

Excellent warm up trail before embarking on some of the other trails at Big Basin. This is where you take all of your pictures with the huge old growth redwoods.

walking
Sun Dec 17 2017

Made a trip up to Big Basin after spending a night in Santa Cruz. Was a quick stop and this was the perfect trail to get out of the car and experience some beautiful Redwoods

Mon Nov 06 2017

This trail was perfect for our 6 and 3.5 year olds. The older one loved the informative signs and they both loved the ease of the walk and the beautiful trees.

walking
Sat Oct 07 2017

Love the trail, as well as the informative materials provided by the park. I would return to this trail in a heartbeat!

hiking
Wed Aug 02 2017

Fun little trail, very informative.

hiking
Sat Jul 08 2017

A must if you're at Big Basin for the first time. Perfect for kids and older people. Very flat with awesome trees in the Grove. Mother of the Forest and Fathe of the Forest were fun to see and there are plenty of giants to get photos with.

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