Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks Guide Book

by Dan Brett (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Redwood National and State Parks  by Dan Brett

104pp/maps
ISBN: 0762730668

With its awesome redwoods, Pacific Ocean beaches, prairies, and coastal wetlands, northern California's Redwood Coast provides miles of hiking through a variety of natural landscapes. This book directs you to 22 easy-to-follow trails through some of the most scenic areas along California's northern coast. Wander through the finest old-growth redwood groves in existence in Redwood National Park, enjoy the gorgeous rocky coastline and whale-watching opportunities along the Rim Trail Loop, or follow the Fern Canyon Loop to admire the lush greenery in a canyon created by gold-rush mining. With concise descriptions and detailed maps for hikes varying from one-hour strolls to six-hour excursions, this guidebook is for everyone, including families.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 22.
... Preview: A leisurely jaunt through second-growth redwood forest along gravel and dirt tracks, just a stone’s throw from the quirky college town of Arcata. Plenty of clearings and small meadows provide contrast ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Arcata, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This trail takes hikers on a classic stroll through the Rockefeller Forest, one of the largest tracts of contiguous uncut coastal redwoods in the world. The path wanders among the majestic trees, many ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Eureka, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: An easy trail leading down through second-growth redwoods and coastal scrub to a secluded stretch of gorgeous beach. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Klamath, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: A scenic hike along the Pacific coast through tunnels of wind-shaped cypress, alders, and dense coastal scrub, with plenty of spectacular views of this rugged and forbidding coastline. The turnaround ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Klamath, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The trail crosses meadows and alder forests just inland from the broad, sandy shoreline of Crescent Beach. The easy grade and pastoral surroundings make for a very pleasant walk, which culminates with ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Crescent City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This hike follows a steep but very scenic trail, which offers the best of old-growth redwoods and rugged coastline. In spring the trail is sprinkled with a variety of wildflowers—most notably the dist ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Crescent City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: The Dolason Prairie Trail is far from the tourist crowds that plague redwood groves along U.S. Highway 101. Beginning high in the Bald Hills, the trail explores prairies that local Native American pop ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Orick, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: A short hike, made more challenging by the long, bumpy approach, but every bit worth the effort to find. The trail follows the bed of Home Creek up through a magical canyon, formed by hydraulic mining ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Orick, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: A decent hike up through second-growth forest to the fringe of one of northern California’s newest and most politically charged parks: the Headwaters Preserve. The trail explores some history early on ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Eureka, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: An easy hike through some top-notch old-growth redwood forest. As an added bonus, the hike follows the south bank of the jade-green Smith River, one of the largest undammed rivers left in the United S ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Crescent City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: A somewhat more adventurous hike around the thickly forested basin of Mill Creek’s upper West Branch. The trail heads down through sparse old-growth fragments to the verdant creek side riparian zone s ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Crescent City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This short hike is an excursion into a landscape loved by wildlife but rarely visited by humans: the coastal wetland. Birders especially will find plenty to marvel at along this trail, which follows a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Eureka, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: An extended jaunt through one of the best remaining old-growth redwood forests. Beginning at the Prairie Creek Visitor Center, the trail follows burbling Godwood Creek through the prehistoric forest c ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Orick, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: This is a very short excursion through some very tall trees. Ladybird Johnson Grove was the location chosen for the dedication of Redwood National Park in 1969. The grove is named for former President ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Orick, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: This is an easily accessible, short day hike with the feel of a backcountry wilderness area. The trail follows the course of a water diversion ditch that was used for a turn-of-the-twentieth-century h ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Crescent City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: A mellow stroll along bluffs overlooking a dramatic rocky coastline. An excellent hike for whale watching and eye-candy sunsets. Tolowa Dunes State Park (formerly known as Lake Earle State Wildlife Ar ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Crescent City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: If you enjoy scenic vistas of rocky Pacific Ocean coastline, then this is the trail for you. The hike circumnavigates Patrick’s Point State Park—a lesser known tourist attraction but a favorite with t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Trinidad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This trail is a veritable cornucopia of habitats that leads through massive spruce and melancholy alder stands, into deep green canyons, and along pristine coastal bluffs. Along the way, hikers have a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Orick, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: A short but impressive walk through the world’s tallest trees. Besides redwoods, there are rhododendrons, giant ferns, and moss-hung maple trees, as well as access to wild Redwood Creek. The drive to ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Orick, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This moderately strenuous hike explores rhododendron-laced old-growth redwood forest and some drier second growth in a pleasant 3.6-mile loop. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park offers some of the easi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks"
Orick, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6