Bull Creek Trail North

Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

Distance4.3mi
Elevation Gain649ft
Trailhead Elevation337ft
Top337ft
Elevation Min/Max122/337ft
Elevation Start/End337/337ft

Bull Creek Trail North

Bull Creek Trail North is a hiking trail in Humboldt County, California. It is within Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 337 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 649 feet. The Blue Slide Day Use Area and Big Trees Day Use Area picnic sites and the Tall Tree and Giant Tree can be seen along the trail. There are also a parking, parkings, restrooms, a monitoring station, an information board, and an information map along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Homestead Trail.

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100 Classic Hikes in Northern California (The Mountaineers Books)
John R. Soares & Marc J. Soares
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"Take a leisurely stroll through the heart of a virgin redwood forest, where the deep quiet complements the majesty of the massive trees soaring skyward." Read more
Top Trails Northern California’s Redwood Coast (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"For those looking for a longer hike among impressive redwoods, there’s a lot to like on the Bull Creek Flats and Big Tree Loop. The trip begins by heading downstream along Bull Creek and passing through an old-growth redwood forest, reaching a crescendo in the Big Tree area on Upper Bull Creek Flat. Farther on is a second climax at Lower Bull Creek Flat, where a side trip on the 0.6-mile Rockefeller Grove Loop (see Trail 21) leads beneath some impressive redwood monarchs. Crossing a seasonal bridge over the creek, the loop then turns upstream, closely following the north bank. The redwood forest on this side of Bull Creek is less impressive, and the route merges with Mattole Road for a couple of short stretches." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks (Falcon Guides)
Dan Brett
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"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 of which are individually named for peculiar traits—such as the Flatiron Tree, known for its distinctive cross section. Beneath the canopy, plant lovers will find a variety of floral gems, including giant horsetail, iris, blue blossom, and sweet-scented bedstraw." Read more
"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 of which are individually named for peculiar traits— such as the Flatiron Tree, known for its distinctive cross section. Beneath the canopy, plant lovers will find a variety of floral gems, including giant horsetail, iris, blue blossom, and sweet-scented bedstraw." Read more

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6/28/2006
A really great, up close, walk through the Red Woods. It is not a challenging hike. We hiked mid week and only encountered a few people. We took longer than the recommended due to an upclose encounter with a young deer that had not noticed us when we aproached. About 15 minutes passed and about the same number of pictures before the deer finally left our sight.
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Trail Information

Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Nearby City
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Parks
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Weott, USGS Bull Creek
Local Maps

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Dec 2018