Redwood Nature Trail

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  • Trailhead for the Redwood Nature Trail.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • Trailhead for the Redwood Nature Trail.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • The trail meanders over several creeks.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • One of many cascades along this hike.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • The trail never strays far from the sound of running water.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • Some of Oregon's only native redwood trees.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • This site is at the northern edge of the coast redwood's range.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • The trail traverses some very nice stands of redwoods.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • One of several bridges along the trail.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • The redwoods here are not the largest, but they are quite impressive nonetheless.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • Bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) leaf shows fall color.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • Another beautiful cascading creek.- Redwood Nature Trail
  • The trail has a few amenities.- Redwood Nature Trail
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
One of the northernmost native stands of coast redwoods. Lovely cascading streams.
Cons: 
None.
Region:
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Total Distance: 
1.20 mi (1.93 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
120 ft (37 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
30 ft (9 m)
Trail Uses:
Hiking
Trail type: 
Loop
Dogs allowed: 
Yes

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Hike Description

Hike Description

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This lovely rugged hike is a nice loop by itself with parking at the trailhead, but it can also be accessed via the River View Trail from nearby Alfred A. Loeb State Park. This grove of coastal redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) is one of only a few in Oregon and is near the very northern end of the tree’s natural range. But this trail is much more special than just its rarity. The winding and sometimes steep route offers the special smell and aura of the redwood forest, some moderately large trees and many enchanting cascading brooks.

From the trailhead, where there is a picnic table and toilets, the trail climbs briefly to the loop junction. Either direction is nice, but some of the steepest parts of the trail are to the left. It is about 160 feet of elevation from the trailhead to the highest point, but there is a lot more up and down to this trail than a single climb. Still, it is not difficult, and the beauty of the forest is engaging. This is definitely a trail that tempts one to stop frequently and quietly contemplate the beauty.

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