Ten Taypo-Hope Creek Loop Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

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

3.7 miles
669 feet


no dogs

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

1 month ago

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

11 months ago

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!

Friday, August 11, 2017

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.

Friday, December 16, 2016

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!

Monday, September 26, 2016

very nice, gps said 4 miles, moderate hiking level

Saturday, July 02, 2016

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

Friday, May 22, 2015

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.

recorded Track - May 31, 03:40 pm

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