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Ten Taypo-Hope Creek Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile loop trail located near Orick, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 669 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

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No dogs

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Redwood National and State Parks 1111 Second Street Crescent City, CA 95531 By Phone 707-465-7335 By Fax 707-464-1812

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Crystal Blower
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6/12/20: This was one of the most beautiful hike I’ve ever done! It was the perfect combination of uphill and downhill, too. Such a beautiful sound with the light sprinkles and the birds. Didn’t see anyone at all but could hear some street noise at some points that didn’t bother me at all. It was pretty overgrown at the end of the loop and there were some spots that are a little tricky for kids and maybe inexperienced hikers...but not hard at all. I’m surprised it’s rated at moderate, actually. I will definitely want to do this hike again!

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Robby Reeves
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Spectacular stand of old growth redwoods, one which was completely hollowed out, standing on stilts, still living.

Michelle Tiger
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Beautiful trail! There are many trailheads off the Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway, so it's a great place to hike, but this trail was just perfect. Just less than 4 miles of hiking in beautiful, quiet, magnificent redwoods. The trail is well-maintained and there are some elevations, so the rating of 'moderate' is accurate. Would highly recommend this.

Aimee Taylor
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Hiking

This hike was pleasant, but not spectacular. Nice old growth and good exercise though!

Ann Wride
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we did it clockwise but either is fine. perfect length, 1.75 hours. Old growth, awesome trees, no stumps! Don't use redwood for your deck!

Ryan Van Dusen
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This trail is a little bit magical but potentially underestimated. This was our first true foray into the Redwoods and the first half mile or so of Ten Taypo is pretty enchanting. It's so lush and alive with ferns, brooks, and a general aura of life that it's tempting to stop and explore further every couple of feet. However, as fun as it can be to stop and investigate every banana slug and brook, you'll need to account for this trail's distance. We approached Ten Taypo as a stroll through beauty—and it was—but we also quickly realized that spending 30-45 minutes exploring and cruising through the first mile or so along the trail floor was setting the stage for a longer hike than we'd planned. On account of our slow start, this hike turned into a little bit of a grind. Never terribly difficult, but there were certain points—particularly after we'd climbed into a more standard wooded environment with much less ground cover—where it felt like we should be approaching the end but knew we still had two miles to go. That said, this trail (and the Redwood region as a whole) should be cherished. You can power through this one pretty well if you like, but it's worth soaking in everything it has to offer. Give yourself some extra time in your schedule to enjoy it but just keep in mind there's still a ways to go after climbing out of the lower region.

Bill Crain
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Hiking

Great trail I enjoyed doing. Either way you decide to do the loop there is a lot of uphill. The hike seemed longer than whats posted but i did a few others today as well. It was pretty wet with quite a few streams running down the trail due to a huge storm in the area yesterday. The hike is probably on the upper end of moderate. It's not a stroll except for the top ridge that gives you a rest for a 1/4 mile or so. If it was a mile longer I'd probably rate it as strenuous... It's one I will definitely do again and would recommend!

Kirk Young
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Hiking

very nice, gps said 4 miles, moderate hiking level

Jill B
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Hiking

Great trail to get away from it all. We didn't see anyone else on it while hiking. I would do it again.

John Springer
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Hiking

This is a really great trail - best one I did in the Prairie park. It was a big strenuous, and there were downed trees across it at the top (in April), but the scenery was really nice.

Zoe Hutchens
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Monika Stevens
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Danielle Jacobs
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Ruben Ochoa
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Kamal K.
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Mary A.
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Nancy Petrik
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Anastasia Caballero
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Patrick Douglass
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Matt Schwegler
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Paul Brennan
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Linden Lentz
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Jeremy W.
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Nathan Luker
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Jason Moss
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Debbie Malone
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Linden Lentz
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Robert Hughes
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Jason Elliott
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