Tall Trees Grove Loop Trail

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Tall Trees Grove Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Trinidad, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
898 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

old growth

no dogs

Nice hike through a pretty remote part of Redwood National Park. To gain access to the trailhead you need to stop by the Kuchel visitor center on the coast to get a pass and the combination to the lock on the access gate. It is about 7 miles up to the gate from 101 and about 6 miles down to the trailhead from the gate. The little extra effort is worth it. The trail runs gently down to the Redwood River through some amazing groves of huge trees. It is about 1.5 miles down, then there is a 1 mile flat loop at the bottom with really interesting flora along with more huge trees.

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4 days ago

You need to get a permit at the visitor center to access the area. We got there at 8:45 and several people were waiting in line but there was plenty to go around.

Rarely do you get a simple hike with these sort of views!! The hike was easy and we only saw 4 other groups/couples on the trail.

A can't miss if you plan to hike somewhere in the redwood forest!!

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You have to obtain a lock code from the rangers station to use this trail. You can also get a backcountry camping permit from them as well to camp off to the side of the trail.

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1 month ago

Whew. The hike out is a bear. Great view of large redwoods made it worth it. Quite a few mosquitos at both the trailhead and throughout the trail. I carried our two year old in the pack to save time. Saw a lot of tired and completely asleep kids who were on their way out.

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This trail was our first stop during our Redwoods vacation. You must obtain a permit from the visitor's center before heading out on the hike. You'll understand why the park limits the number of cars for this hike when you get to the trail head. It's a packed parking area. The trail itself is not very difficult and the loop at the bottom has many points of interest. There are benches for those that need to rest their feet. Going back to the top of the trail head after you're done hiking the loop is moderate, but very doable for all different skill levels.

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