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Utah Redwood Tree is a 15.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Toquerville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 15.5 mi Elevation gain 2,404 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Ohv / off road driving

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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Road is rough but the view is great. ATV or 4WD required. Not drivable during winter weather.

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Reviews (23)
Photos (35)
Recordings (12)
Completed (28)
James Banks
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OHV/Off Road DrivingClosed

Was able to drive approximately one-half way, then encountered a locked Forest Service gate. Hiking is permitted past the gate and there is parking. Road up was maintained and flat, but washboard. Easily doable with a stock vehicle during good weather.

Gabe Hughes
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HikingRocky

Pretty cool site with the ranger station, you can’t go in it. Road was the worst washboard I have ever been on for about half of the trail

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James Porter
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Bike touring

Beautiful views along the route! The road is all dirt but can easily be done in a minivan or car.

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Sue Oldroyd
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Hiking

Just to clarify. This is a Sequoia Giganteum and is a type of redwood. And this is definitely NOT the only redwood in Utah. There are several in and around SLC. I can see one from my house and drive by another almost daily. Many Utah Redwoods can be viewed on this website. https://www.giant-sequoia.com/gallery/usa/utah/ Let’s change this description, AllTrails. It is a great Sequoia to visit but Not the only one in Utah.

Eddie Haddle
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HikingMuddy

Dirt road the whole way back. There is a gate that is not open yet up the trail. It is 4 miles past the gate to get the the tree so plan for a 8 mile round trip hike. Only 300’ elevation gain. If you are looking for a job that gives you paid 30 days of vacation shoot me a message. 385-258-5398

Sam Cannon
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Hiking

Just to correct Tracy F - giant sequoias are in fact redwoods. Redwood (sequoioideae) is a sub classification within the cypress family that describes 3 trees: coast redwood, giant sequoia, and dawn redwood. Calling a giant sequoia a redwood is entirely correct.

Martin Balgavy
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Hiking

read up on the history behind the guard shack before going for context.

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Carolyn Hohne
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OHV/Off Road Driving

This is a really easy trail. We were in a 4-passenger Can-Am Maverick. Nothing about it is Moderate. It's a gravel road for half of the distance. Mostly a smooth dirt road after the gate. There's plenty of width to pass others (or places to pull aside). There is parking with ample offloading space at the trailhead. You can also easily trailer to the gate at the end of the gravel road. Some parking available there for trailers. The tree is worth going to see. A nice easy drive. Spotted a group of mule deer along the way.

Tracy F.
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HikingBugsRocky

Well, it’s a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) conifer, not the typical “redwood” tree you might expect if you’ve visited the redwoods on the coast. But it is part of the redwood family. Still impressive nonetheless. Lots of mosquitoes out tonight. The road is doable but bumpy. RAV4 did great. Upsetting to see trash and TP at the campsites near the cabin. Please respect others & our lands, and adhere to Leave no Trace.

Matt Zappulla
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Should be considered an easy off-road casual drive. Easily accomplishable with only 2wd, and should only lightly scrape a stock vehicle bottom, of careful, no problem for a car like a Subaru. Some spots to get a little air if you want to gun it. Cool to see the tree, cabin a little weird.

David Dysert
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RunningNo shade

We drove in 1.5 miles off I-15 and started there making our round trip 12.5 miles to the guard station. First off this is NOT a trail it is a road going from crushed gravel to the gate to Jeep road/hard packed dirt-rock to the end the last part was more dirt with a lot of water run off tracks in it. the tree is HUGE. The shack is "What the....?" There ARE trails leading further in and over the mountain as shown on the trail guide behind the hantavirus warning shack (ewww). We did not explore past the shack, but it would be interesting to give it a try - these trails are not currently shown on AllTrails. This trail is very runable both up and down. There were several types of flowers in bloom on May 13. There was barely any shade but the scent of pine was very strong and refreshing in the few shady spots. The creek splits into 2 at the trailhead (seasonal and gated in May) and is visible and audible in many spots along the way. You cross a bridge about about 1 mile from the trailhead offering easy access to dip your hat in the ice cold water. You'll get some nice valley views, red rocks rising in the distance (Zion?) and snow in the crevices ahead. Pretty! Reviewed by 2 flatlander MI road Runners: one ultra runner and one 1/2 marathoner both in their 50s.

Rick Bertilson
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Hiking

Picked a great day to do this hike. Parked at the gate and hiked in. It’s about 8 miles round trip. All the colors were popping which made the hike that more enjoyable. Amazing views from all sides. The creeks were both flowing quite fast. The guard shack, and tree was great to see.

Roy L
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Very scenic and pretty drive in the fall. Lots of colors. Road is bumpier the last 2 miles but any truck or suv will be fine if it’s dry. Old shack, creek, and redwood tree are worth the drive in. You will likely see deer if early or later in the day

Shelly Cameron
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Rico Ramos
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OHV/Off Road Driving

pretty easy drive you could do it in a car. there are other trails for hiking/MTB/horseback. would like to go up them next time.

Ron Marish
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Scenic driving
First to Review

Great trail, if by "The only Redwood Tree found in Utah", you actually mean "The only creepy, abandoned, Hantavirus-infested-shack in the middle of nowhere", then yes, you will enjoy it. Especially at night.

Jessica Block
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Hiking
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Travis Herbert
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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Brian T
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Hiking
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Corey Conder
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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Christine St Clair
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Hiking
Blake R.
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Hiking
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Ivan Nathaniel Taff
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Hiking
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