hiking
20 hours ago

Absolutely loved this trail! Beautiful trees & scenery!

Starting on the Redwood Grove trail we were unable to find a way to cross over the river to get to the OX Trail Path. The water isnt that deep but we thought there was a foot bridge to cross over. The trestle bridge doesn't look very safe and there are big danger signs saying no foot traffic live bridge or something like that. There is no footpath on either side of the tracks, just tracks and railroad ties and a fee fall to the river bottom if you miss a step. My dog would never agree to cross that thing. Reading others reviews and seeing the photos I now think this is the intended crossing bridge and maybe I would have sucked it up and given it a shot had I known at the time. But if this is the crossing spot then Id say this trail is NOT for everyone. Ultimately, we did not make it to the Garden of Eden because we couldn't figure out how to get across but we did do a nice hike and swam and lounged for a bit too. Lots of trails to choose from.

hiking
3 days ago

Can be rated as Moderate hike, definitely recommend for people who want to hike without much expose to sun.

Was pretty good for a covid hike! Parking lot was already full at 8am. Lots of people but most were being respectful. Nice overall hike with an extra mile or so from the main road entrance.

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blowdown
muddy
4 days ago

State Park is finally open. They are asking for contact less payments for parking I believe. I have a pass so I didn't stop but. Beginning of trail is one way and clearly marked. Very shaded

Great hike along the creek. Covered completely by redwood trees. There were lots of people on this trail and currently there is only street parking. But beautiful trail with lots of animals like banana slugs. Wear bug spray!!!!

hiking
muddy
10 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail under shade and it’s perfect for summer. The parking was closed due to COVID and it’s very hard to get a parking spot close by. So we had to walk 0.5 miles up hill.

hiking
12 days ago

Amazingly beautiful hike!

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rocky
18 days ago

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Great trail. Worth noting that despite its name “eucalyptus loop” is pretty exposed so on a hot day it’s kind of a butt kicker. Woodcutters is gorgeous, from the trailhead it’s a gentle incline to where it meets the next trail. I added extra on to my hike, but this probably would normally take about 3.5 hours with minimal breaks.

This is definitely the best swimming hole that I know of near the San Jose and Santa Cruz area. Does anyone know of any other hikes/swimming holes similar to this one?

hiking
1 month ago

Easy with potential wildlife like Geese, Quail, even the occasional Bobcat.

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

Beautiful hike easy for all levels. My 11 year old enjoyed it. It was very peaceful shaded and not too many strep inclines.

Moderate and great views! Fairly secluded

Beautiful trail with a ton of different route options. Definitely a great hike for all level adventurers.

Really nice not too hard, went clockwise. Go counterclockwise if you want it to be easier.

great hiking trail with some solid inclines. very pretty views and great redwoods !

Pretty creek trees and moss

on Cape Horn Loop

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked it in the middle of a very rainy weekend but the ground wasn’t very muddy at all, just a few patches here and there that were easy to avoid. Reminds me of Oregon. Beautiful trees and creeks running though small wooded canyons, moss and ferns everywhere. Lots of small bridges that made crossing easy!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for dogs. The only downside is that it is all asphalt trails

Beautiful trail with lots of shade, greenery, and views of the river! Would recommend to everyone who wants a short little hike and a breath of fresh air. Also, many many banana slugs!

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muddy
2 months ago

Good but long hike, 10 miles rather than the 8.5 listed. Beautiful, not too crowded early in the morning. A lot of shade, nothing too strenuous if you go counterclockwise. A bit of washout damage that led to some scrambling. Big Ben was great but there’s a lot of other big trees too. Overall a great workout.

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