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Lady Bird Johnson Grove

Redwood National + State Park

Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, California

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Lady Bird Johnson Grove

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  • Bridge leading to the Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail.- Lady Bird Johnson Grove
  • Walking along the trail to the loop.- Lady Bird Johnson Grove
  • Fog is a frequent visitor here due to the high elevation.- Lady Bird Johnson Grove
  • A redwood that was likely hollowed out by a fire.- Lady Bird Johnson Grove
  • Redwood bark often has lichens and mosses growing on it.- Lady Bird Johnson Grove
  • Old-growth redwoods are almost certain to make you feel small.- Lady Bird Johnson Grove
  • Dedication site for Redwood National Park.- Lady Bird Johnson Grove
  • A couple of benches provide a place to rest.- Lady Bird Johnson Grove
  • Some portions of the grove are covered with massive ferns.- Lady Bird Johnson Grove
  • Towering coastal redwoods are the tallest living organisms.- Lady Bird Johnson Grove
  • Trail leads right through an opening of massive redwoods.- Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Old-growth redwoods. Short, easy trail. Dedication site for Redwood National and State Park.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
100.00 ft (30.48 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
1.50 mi (2.41 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,400.00 ft (426.72 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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A walk through an ancient cathedral of coastal redwoods feels like a walk back in time. Lady Bird Johnson Grove will no doubt make visitors feel small and somewhat insignificant as they peer upwards at the world's tallest organisms. This grove is different than others nearby in that the redwoods are along a mountain ridge rather than in a protected valley. This location means these redwoods face harsher conditions than their valley counter parts, but are also more likely to be in the clouds. As you walk through the grove, take note of some differences you might have seen from other groves nearby or from redwoods in Prairie Creek. 

This magnificent grove of ancient redwoods was named for Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson, who was a strong advocate for creating and preserving beauty in the United States. During her time as First Lady, when her husband Lyndon B. Johnson was president, she worked hard to pass bills to protect wildflowers and plant them along U.S. highways and to limit the use of billboards. Lady Bird Johnson's famous statement, "Where flowers bloom, so does hope," sums up her campaigns quite well. On August 27, 1969, Lady Bird was honored with the naming of this grove by President Nixon. A year prior, on November 25, 1968, Lady Bird was also here to help in the dedication of Redwood National Park. This route passes the site of the dedication for the national park and the naming of the grove.

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