Founders Grove and Mahan Loop

Weott, California 95571

Founders Grove and Mahan Loop

Founders Grove & Mahan Loop Professional Guide

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"The premier area for coastal redwoods in Humboldt Redwoods State Park (some would say in all of California) occurs on the alluvial flats near the union of the Eel River and its South Fork. Dyerville Flat near this confluence harbors the Founders Grove, the park’s most popular, which contains two of the tallest specimens, the Founders Tree and the Dyerville Giant. Three short loop trails provide access to Dyerville Flat and the Founders and Canfield Groves of redwoods. By using a short connecting trail, you can connect the Founders and Mahan Loops to create a 1.3-mile stroll through some of the park’s most impressive scenery. West of this trip is the Goosepen Loop, a half-mile-long, little-used trail through dark forest sandwiched between the Avenue of the Giants and US 101."

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1–1½ hours
The trail is open all year. However, the tourist season reaches its zenith during the summer months when the temperatures are also at their highest; both conditions contribute to a congested and uncomfortable feel. Other than during periods of heavy rain, the Founders Grove may be best enjoyed durin
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Dec 2018