Grove of Titans Trail

A female park ranger stands on a metal elevated boardwalk next to a large redwood tree.
An elevated board-walk protects the forest understory from being trampled.

Photo / CDPR

Quick Facts
Howland Hill Road. Near Hiouchi, California
A beautiful grove made famous by social media
State Park

Benches/Seating, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead

Located in the northern part of Redwood National and State Parks, this trail was completed in summer 2022 to allow sustainable access to a group of ancient redwood trees named for their remarkable shape and size. The grove contains many tall and wide redwoods with complex features and fascinating adaptations.  

The main trailhead is located on the eastern side of Howland Hill Road in Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park. Best access is from HWY 199 near Hiouchi, California. The trail also connects to the Mill Creek Trail.

Known by indigenous people for thousands of years, the group of trees was "re-discovered" and named by researchers in the late 1990's. Then, with the arrival of GPS and online search engines, these trees became a destination for many visitors seeking "The Titans". Much damage was then done to the forest floor by well-meaning visitors seeking adventure.

1,500 feet of elevated boardwalk has been built to protect the forest floor and to allow for safe and easier viewing of the redwoods at the site. There are steps on the boardwalk and the trail is not ADA accessible. Funding for the expensive boardwalk and interpretive exhibits was led by Redwood Parks Conservancy and Save The Redwoods Leage.

Parking on Howland Hill Road will be very limited in summer. No recreational vehicles or vehicles towing trailers are allowed on Howland Hill Road.

Safety Tips
  • We recommend you purchase and use a good map and trail guide for your adventures in Redwood National and State Parks. Don’t rely on online maps when you are here.
  • To protect the habitats, leave no trace also means staying on the developed trail. Please don’t go off-trail and make any new trails. These forests grow by the inch, and will die by your foot.
  • To protect the wildlife (and you and other visitors), pets are not allowed on park trails.
  • Cell coverage is very limited and cannot be relied on in an emergency. Have a plan for checking in and checking out with a friend when you are here.