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one of my favorites to go play in daily! so much amazing old growth here!

great looking trail except that about .25 miles onto the hike there is a water crossing with official bridging. there is a series of logs going across the water with one running up at about 45 degree angle to the top of the steep inbankment. The log was wet and looked like a possible slip hazard, especially come down, and I wasn't willing to risk falling in the water with my camera equipment. The creek water level was high and flowing rapidly due to the recent high rainfall. I was told later in the day that during the summer months they put up cable crossings in areas like this, so I guess this gives me a reason to come back.

Did this hike a few days ago was awesome !! I'd suggest going on along to mill creek trail as well , really beautiful forest and the creek is right there , so nice ..was raining most the day and still was super fun ,.. a must see

22 days ago

Beautiful area , amazing trees and easy walk for the most part , short hike but worth the look..a little wet and muddy .. so that's fun .. check it out

Cool lighthouse. Need to go at low tide to be able to get to the lighthouse.

1 month ago

Not a whisper of modern sound, eh? As I got out of the car, there was a fog horn just there on the edge of hearing. I could almost be imagining it. As I continued along the trail, it got louder, never missing a beat. As I went, it was joined by traffic noise. There is no mystery as to why this might be if one looks at the map. The falls do drown out all these noises. The trees are impressive and each one unique and rewarding if one takes the time to look. However, when one takes the time to listen, the nearby traffic has plenty of contributions.


The last part of the road is filled with pot holes and parking is very limited but this grove has a ton of redwoods and the trail even runs along the river. Excellent for photography but hike is easy and short.

2 months ago

Stunning!!! What a magical experience! Boy Scout tree is a little off the main trail- don't miss it! The falls is pretty at the end too

2 months ago

Started the hike at 10:30 am and the temp was 36 degrees. It probably was colder at the top around 01:00 pm. Any time the trail was exposed it was frozen. Pretty crunchy... The trail climbs about 1600' and out and back to the park boundary is 10 miles. The climb is steady but never really that steep. It's a very steady ascent for about 4 miles. I really enjoyed the trail's variety. The 1st mile or so are nice but small redwoods compared to the rest of the park. After that you go through a lot of different types of forest. The only real negative to me was some parts of the trail had gravel and I much prefer natural surfaces. I never saw another hiker and was very surprised I didn't see Elk or Deer even though I saw signs that they're there. It will be one of my go to hikes in the future and one I highly recommend.