Hike the Old Growth Redwoods Trail

Hike the Old Growth Redwoods Trail

Big Basin Old Growth Trail

Distance

0.5 Miles

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Lucas Pols

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic

Easy and pleasant hike showing off the beauty of the old growth Redwoods in Big Basin State Park.

Quick half-mile stroll through the old growth Redwoods that will show you the nature of the ever-living redwood tree.

Redwoods are capable of withstanding storms, floods, fire, droughts, and even termites. These legendary trees can live for over 2,000 years and possess incredible strength, vigor, and regenerative powers.

The Mother of the Forest is located on this trek and has a circumference of 70 feet at the ground with a historic height of 329 feet!

Good look trying to capture them in one photograph!

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

Serene Redwood Retreat

Ben Lomond, California

From $100/night

Walkabout

Santa Cruz, California

From $176/night

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

Pacific Grove, California

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Beautiful Hiking Trails

I love hiking around Big Basin Redwoods. The trees are huge, there is always shade, and the temps are great year round. Just watch out for all the banana slugs on the ground, they are everywhere!!!

Cool, Easy Hike

Lots of very large trees, etc.

Distance

0.5 Miles

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Lucas Pols

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