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Redwood Grove Loop Hike

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz

San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, California

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Redwood Grove Loop Hike

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  • Trail entry and visitor center.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Redwood Grove Loop Trailhead.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Redwood Grove Loop trail information sign.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Starting down the Redwood Grove Loop Trail.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Redwood Grove Loop Trail.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens).- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Old-growth redwoods.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Hiking the Redwood Grove Loop Trail.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Hiking the Redwood Grove Loop Trail.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Hiking the Redwood Grove Loop Trail.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Fremont Tree along the Redwood Grove Loop Trail.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Jeter stone near interpretive marker 15.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
  • Visitor center near the trailhead.- Redwood Grove Loop Hike
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Pros: 
Old-growth redwoods. Interpretive trail.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
30.00 ft (9.14 m)
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.80 mi (1.29 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
69.00 ft (21.03 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Redwood Grove Loop at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is a quick, 0.8-mile, ADA-accessible interpretative trail that takes you through some amazing old-growth trees. The trailhead starts near the visitor and nature center in the main parking lot after passing the ranger station via Highway 9. 

Coastal redwoods tower above the trail, making this a nice, shady walk. Some great examples of old-growth burls can be seen near the Fremont Tree, a redwood named after a lieutenant who camped within the tree as he was surveying a route to the Pacific. Restrooms, picnic tables and a connector trail leading to River Trail can also be found at this point. This short, easy loop is ideal for families who are staying in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Campground or who are simply enjoying the park for a day.

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