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Redwood: In A Few Hours

Redwood National and State Parks

Suggestions from North to South
  • Redwood National and State Parks

    Simpson-Reed Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Front-Country Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Simpson-Reed Trail
    • Duration: 30–60 Minutes
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    A Short Walk in the Northern Part of the Redwoods

    An easy, ADA accessible walk through beautiful old-growth redwood forests in the northern part of the parks. Limited parking and not suitable for RV's or trailers.

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    Stout Memorial Grove Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Front-Country Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Stout Memorial Grove Trailhead
    • Duration: 1–2 Hours
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day, Dawn, Dusk
    A Short Walk For The Adventurous

    A majestic grove of redwoods next to the Smith River in the northern part of the park. This trail requires some planning about how you will access it. Hours can be spent on a summer's day relaxing on the banks of the Smith River.

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    Prairie Creek - Foothill Trail Loop

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Front-Country Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Prairie Creek Trailhead
    • Duration: 1–2 Hours
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    Looking for tall trees, a beautiful creek, and a perfect loop hike? This is it.

    Located in the southern third of the parks this fully accessible and family-friendly loop trail takes you under some of the tallest trees in the world and follows along a beautiful creek. There is parking, restrooms, and picnic tables close by.

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    Trillium Falls Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Front-Country Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Trillium Falls Trail: Elk Meadow day-use area
    • Duration: 30–90 Minutes
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day, Dawn, Dusk
    Best 1-hour walk in the Redwoods

    Located in the southern end of the parks this is arguably one of the best family-friendly walks. It also has plenty of parking, picnic tables and restrooms.

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    Lady Bird Johnson Grove

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Front-Country Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trailhead
    • Duration: 45–60 Minutes
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    A Famous Grove That Is Easy To Walk

    An iconic redwood grove in the southern end of the parks that is easy to walk. There are logistical considerations for parking, and RVs and trailers are not advised.

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Last updated: April 30, 2019