Redwood Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Redwood Trail is a 0.7 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.

0.7 miles 78 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


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).

6 days ago

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.

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1 month ago

2500 years old, i cant even imagine.

3 months ago

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.