Location: Arcata Redwood Park, Humboldt County, CA
Miles: 6.2 miles
Duration: 3 hours
Users: Dogs, mountain bikes, and horses permitted (certain sections of the trail are off-limits to horses and mountain bikes). No wheelchair access.
Features: redwood and spruce forest, huge stumps, creek, steep trail way up and way down
Note: Bikers and equestrians use the Meadow trailhead, located where 14th Street enters the park.
Redwood Loop is fitted for a quick get together with nature as the trail requires little to no effort for entries, very well manicured and suitable for almost all ages. It has leveled paths and a park that lets you get a peek of the famous redwood trees, namely the Mother and Father Tree, and a fascinating view of the Santa Clara Tree (approximately 17 feet wide) which are among the most photographed trees in Big Basin.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Bring a camera
These beautiful redwoods are at your disposal, make sure to take good pictures. For professional quality shots, consider getting a mirrorless digital camera.
2) Take a ride on your mountain bike
Use your mountain bike to ride along the trail if you are into riding. Their trails are great for leisure riding.
3) Hike in style
Take photos with your hiking outfit together with the redwoods for comfort and style.