A Secret Patch of Redwoods Hidden in Oregon

When hearing the word redwood, it is instantly coincided with the thought of California but a small patch of these giants stretch to a hidden section of southern Oregon.

Oregon Redwoods Trail Secret Hike Coast Redwood

The Oregon Redwoods

The Redwoods that grow in Oregon are Coast Redwoods and reach this small park tucked away in Curry County, Oregon. They occupy a 450-mile long stretch of coast referred to as the 'fog belt'.


The Coast Redwoods reach 373 feet at their upper limits and are the tallest tree in the world, even taller than the Giant Sequoia of California's Sierra Nevadas.

Oregon Redwoods Trail Secret Hike Coast Redwood


The Coast Redwoods are known for their long lives and resistance to disease. Their scientific name Sequoia Sempervirens means 'always growing'.


About The Hike

The trailhead is several miles back on a private dirt road through forest and ends on a small gravel parking lot of state forest land. The trailhead is tucked away opposite side of the lot to the restrooms.

Oregon Redwoods Trail Secret Hike Coast Redwood

You'll have two loop options for a roughly 2-mile journey through the redwoods. The main loop is graded for wheelchair accessibility while the other path is graded only for hiking.



The trail splits shortly after the trailhead and going left will take you on the longer hiking loop. This trail then later connects back to the original trail which you'll have the option to go further on and loop back or head back to the parking area.

Oregon Redwoods Trail Secret Hike Coast Redwood

The hike is out of the way from most of Oregon making it a secluded place to have a relaxing walk through the giant redwoods. This is the ideal place to see these giants without the California crowds.


The path is well built and lined with ferns like any good and picturesque redwoods trail would be.

Oregon Redwoods Trail Secret Hike Coast Redwood

The trees only get bigger as you travel through so don't feel the need to get off trail to take pictures with giants you see in the forest, you'll have plenty of opportunity for shots with bigger trees along the path further down.



Oregon Redwoods Trail Secret Hike Coast Redwood

Only the hiking trail is marked on AllTrails.


Oregon Redwoods Trail:

Distance: 1.6 Miles

Type: Loop

Ascent: 426 feet


AllTrails Link - Oregon Redwoods Trail


Getting There and Important Information

The dirt road to the trailhead is tight and windy but only 2WD is required. Large RVs would have an issue but no problem for vans.


There looks like there is a trail behind the bathroom however the trailhead is opposite of this, the trail is something I mistook and lead to a couple dead ends in the forest.



This is state forest land so overnight parking and camping rules are in effect for dispersed and primitive camping.

Oregon Redwoods Trail Secret Hike Coast Redwood

The parking lot has a campsite and picnic table as well as a pit bathroom facility.


No use fee for this location.

Oregon Redwoods Trail Secret Hike Coast Redwood
 

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