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Tall Trees

Tall Trees Permits

Trek down to a historic redwood grove on the banks of Redwood Creek!

Permits are required year-round and are only available online. This has been in effect since June 2020.

 

Plan Ahead & Prepare



✓ A common misconception

Despite the name, Tall Trees Grove does not have the current tallest tree in the world. Hikers must be prepared for a moderately strenuous hike. You must complete the entire hike to experience Tall Trees Grove and there are no old-growth redwoods along the access road. There are many other trails in the redwoods parks with comparable trees that are easier to access and physically easier to hike. Nearby examples include the Trillium Falls TrailRevelation Trail, and Karl Knapp Trail to Foothill Trail Loop.

✓ Fees

There are no fees associated with Tall Trees Grove.

✓ Accessibility

Tall Trees Trail is not an accessible trail and pets are not permitted. Service animals are welcome.

✓ Trail

Tall Trees is a 4.5-mile ‘lolly-pop’ hike taking at least 2 hours. There is an 800-foot elevation drop in the first 1.5 miles. The trail ends at a 1-mile loop within Tall Trees Grove. You must be prepared for a long, steady climb back to the parking lot.

✓ Reception

Tall Trees is in a very remote area of the park. There is no cell phone reception.

✓ Accommodations

Tall Trees Trailhead has pit toilets and a small shelter. There is no potable water or concessions at the trailhead. Remember to bring water and food with you!

 

Accessing Tall Trees Trailhead (60+ minute drive)

• From US 101, take Bald Hills Road 7 miles to the Tall Trees Access Road. There is a locked gate at the top of the Tall Trees Access Road to manage traffic. The gate code and instructions will be emailed to you 24 hours before your planned hiking date.

• Tall Trees Access Road is a 6-mile long, narrow gravel road with very little turn around space. Trailers are prohibited and motor homes (RVs) must be less than 21 feet long. 

 

No permits available? 

Prepared visitors can opt for an all-day moderate/difficult hike to Tall Trees Grove (5 to 8-hour hike, 16 miles round-trip, 500-foot climb). Park at the Redwood Creek Trailhead and hike to Tall Trees Grove via the Redwood Creek Trail. Please note that there are 2 stream crossings and stream crossings are not recommended during high water. Summer footbridges are installed during summer.

Learn more about Tall Trees Grove on the Redwood National & State Park website.

 

Questions?

Call (707)464-6101 (general park information line*) or email [email protected]

*please be advised that this phone number is not always staffed and your best place for information regarding your permit will be either the email confirmation or website.

 

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