Big Tree Loop Professional Review and Guide
"The short Big Tree Loop is one of the main highlights for summer visitors to Humboldt Redwoods State Park, when a seasonal footbridge allows easy access across Bull Creek to a stand of impressive old-growth redwoods. The most notable tree, the Giant holds the distinction of being the National Champion Redwood, awarded based upon a number of factors, including diameter, height, and crown spread. Additionally, visitors can gain a better perspective on just how massive a mature redwood can be while viewing the Flatiron Tree, a huge downed redwood sprawling across the forest floor. Away from these popular tourist attractions, the loop travels through a cathedral-like forest containing many fine redwood specimens. The picnic area at the trailhead offers the opportunity for lunch following the short and easy hike."