For its length, this is an easy hike, mostly more or less level with a steep descent at the start into the famous Tall Trees Grove, site of the largest trees in RNP. Thence, it follows the course of Redwood Creek, crossing it twice on seasonal bridges along with numerous tributaries on some impressive permanent ones. Most of the forest is second-growth that usually screens the creek from view; occasional glimpses of deep pools may tempt you to take a dip. The final mile-and-a-half passes through old-growth spruce and redwood forest with some big clearings. It is necessary to get an entry permit and the gate code after 9 a.m. the day of your hike; only a limited number are issued daily.
Redwood National and State Parks: 707-465-7765 (Kuchel Visitor Center)