Redwood Trail

EASY 35 reviews

Redwood Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately 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 birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

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).

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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
6 months ago

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

8 months ago

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
9 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

Fun little trail, very informative.

hiking
Saturday, July 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.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Small loop good for warm up

walking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Easy loop. Nice big tress. Definitely a warm up.

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

This is quick little informational trail and is great to do before you go into the larger trails at Big Basin. Be sure to grab one of the little pamphlets on the way in so that you can follow along on the little stop points and learn about Redwoods, Douglas Firs and the Big Basin Redwood Forest. Highly recommend starting here.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

2500 years old, i cant even imagine.

walking
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Easiest trail in Big Basin but allows you to see some of the biggest trees in the areas, complete with informative signs. A bunch of hollow trees right off the trail you can climb in. Good for a little warm up.

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