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We hiked this trail with an 11 and 8 year old and I think it's between easy and moderate. Very nice trail with excellent opportunities to see redwood trees.

The Red Woods were spectacular! It was like walking through a different world!

Fun hike. Trees are massive.

hiking
3 days ago

Feels like walking in a peaceful rainforest, where the wide tree crowns are replaced by even more height. Trail is comfy and enjoyable.

Lots of good trees packed into a short walk. Great trail to take your young and old ones alike.

hiking
6 days ago

If I could only do one trail during my four day stay at Jedediah Smith State Park this would be it. Very rooty and muddy in places but the scenery is second to none. I highly recommend getting in and out early as the trail got very crowded as we finished around 11am.

Nice little walk with good views. Like others have said, come at low tide but if you do come during high tide there is also a jetty and pier near by to walk on as well.

hiking
9 days ago

Great trail with lots of views of old growth forest. However, plan ahead as it can take a bit longer than expected. There are parts of the trail that have giant roots coming out of the ground, forcing you to look down a lot of the time.

hiking
10 days ago

walking
14 days ago

What can I say... the giant Redwoods are breathtaking and humbling. Trail is pretty easy for hiking or running. Elevation is quite mellow and manageable. We were trail running and there are definitely sections with lots of roots so I found my eyes glued to the ground for tripping hazards and realized I was missing out on the epic surroundings.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

For going on Memorial Day weekend I was surprised by how little people there were and respectful. Awesome and easy way to see the redwoods. The drive in and out is an added bonus but be prepared for a bumpy ride