Tall Trees Access Road

Redwood National Park, California

Distance3.8mi
Elevation Gain2,284ft
Trailhead Elevation109ft
Top808ft
Elevation Min/Max103/808ft
Elevation Start/End109/103ft
Tall Trees Access Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Humboldt County, California. It is within Redwood National Park. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 109 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,284 feet. The Hyperion tree can be seen along the trail. There are also benches, a shelter, restrooms, an information board, and parking along the trail.

Tall Trees Access Road Professional Reviews and Guides

"A short but impressive walk through the world’s tallest trees. Besides redwoods, there are also rhododendrons, giant ferns, and moss-hung maple trees, as well as access to wild Redwood Creek. The drive to preserve this grove led to the establishment of Redwood National Park. A permit is required to visit the Tall Trees Grove and is available free of charge from the visitor center just south of Orick. There they will give you the code for the combination lock on the gate (changed on a regular basis) and answer any questions you might have."

"The Tall Trees Grove is one of the premier oldgrowth redwood groves in the park, harboring (among other distinctive specimens) the 367-foot Howard Libbey Tree, formerly the tallest tree in the world. Located on an alluvial flat alongside Redwood Creek, the grove is a good distance away from US 101, which allows for a serene ambiance in which to admire the big trees. While the peaceful cathedral of the Tall Trees Grove is the main attraction, the banks of Redwood Creek offer fine spots for enjoying a picnic lunch or taking a dip on a hot summer day. A seasonal bridge spans the creek from June to September, connecting the grove to the Redwood Creek Trail."

"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 preserve this grove led to the establishment of Redwood National Park. A permit is required to visit the Tall Trees Grove and is available free of charge from the visitor center just south of Orick. Created in 1968, Redwood National Park is tiny as national parks go, and it is split into four isolated subsections, surrounded by state parks and private land. Nonetheless, it is still possible to find something approximating backcountry in the large southern end of the park, which encompasses the lower drainage of Redwood Creek."

"A short, but impressive walk through the world’s tallest trees. Besides redwoods, there are also rhododendrons, giant ferns, and moss-hung maple trees, as well as access to wild Redwood Creek. The drive to preserve this grove led to the establishment of Redwood National Park. A permit is required to visit the Tall Trees Grove and is available free of charge from the visitor center just south of Orick. There they will give you the code for the combination lock on the gate (changed on a regular basis) and answer any questions you might have. Terrain: Dirt path through second- and old-growth forests and alluvial flats."

Tall Trees Access Road Reviews

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10/10/2009
This is a great trail for the weekend hikers, backpackers, or simply someone who wants to experience the awe of being in the presence of this mystical giants. The trail is a 1 1/4 mile hike down from the trailhead, sometimes coming to steep grades. The hill is well groomed though and many benches line he trail. The grove itself has a loop trail that completes a one mile loop around the grove. You get to see some of the largest living organisms on earth here, with trees reaching as high as 389 feet in the air. This is a hike we used for backpacking last year. If you hike to the opposite side of the grove and follow the trail to Redwood Creek that runs parallel with the grove the trail leads to a foot bridge. People can camp anywhere along the creek as long as it is 1/4 mile or more from the Tall Trees Grove. Permits for the hike or for camping can be found at the information buidling just south of Orick on the 101. This hike is one of the best I have ever experienced and I don't see it being beat anytime in the future.
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