Roys Redwoods

EASY 16 reviews

Roys Redwoods is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Geronimo, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
311 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

A pleasant loop walk through a virgin Redwood grove. This loop is great for all ages and is a nice break away into nature.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great place to bring a dog. Knocked off one star because the trails were poorly labeled at some places. Redwoods are large and beautiful. The trail is very exposed for a long section so don't forget sunblock!

hiking
5 months ago

Do not come here with your dog! this place is infested with ticks!
Spent hours checking my dog's coat, found at least 20!

hiking
7 months ago

Went to hike this easy loop clockwise from trailhead with my wife and daughter and found that the trail was closed at the David Hansen Trail intersection. We did the David Hansen loop and still had a great time! We found some BIG banana slugs up at the top that my daughter was fascinated with. (not so much with the wife)

7 months ago

trail running
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Beautiful redwoods and nice path with kids. Good for trail running and hiking. Part of the trail is closed till November 2016. The David Hansen portion is beautiful and green year round and the only part of the path without horse poop FYI-if you take the path up the hill right across from it there are great views too. Not stroller friendly.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great length for an afternoon hike. We went on the lower part of the loop first which is hot and grassy (worried about ticks but spotted none), then the rest of the loop is shady and a lovely reprieve from the heat. Loved redwoods and that there's parking and porta potties .

hiking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

hiking
Saturday, October 03, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

my girlfriend and I are avid hikers and hike every where. plus she's a park ranger, so I mean everywhere!

so the trail is filled with horse shit! literally, you couldn't walk more then 2 minutes without seeing more horse shit. There was fresh shit scattered along the trail so you have to go into the brush sometimes to avoid it. Other places had old moldy shit that must have been there for weeks!!!

ok...moving on...

POISEN OAK EVERYWHERE! !!!

There was so much poison oak everywhere we couldn't enjoy the hike because we had to always be mindful of where we walked. The plants weren't maintained and has overgrown most of the other plants.

DO IF YOU GO, BRING SOMETHING FOR POISEN OAK.

moving on again...

TICKS EVEYWHERE!!!!

We brought our dog with us. She stayed on the trail and was always leashed and kept an eye on. We've hiked many places with her and take her for 3+ mile hikes 2/3 times a week and I have never found so many ticks on her before. YES SHE HAS MEDICINE AND YES WE SHOWERED HER.

so far, ...13 ticks found. we hiked on Sunday and it's Tuesday and we're still finding ticks on her. so if you go triple check your dog before you guys head back home.

so to summarize everything

PROS:

•Beautiful succulents on the mountainside
•short hike (2ish hours)

CONS:

•TICKS!!!
•POISEN oak!!!
•HORSE SHIT ON TRAIL

trail running
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Too much parallels the road. Even some of the inner forested area you can hear the cars.

hiking
Sunday, November 25, 2012

hiking
Friday, September 03, 2010

The forest is dense, so it was extremely hot. The the interior trails are not used as much and the other trails, horses mainly use.