hike: Hope Creek – Ten Taypo loop
This scenic loop hike in the Redwoods National Park offers more solitude than those located closer to the Prairie Creek visitors center.
3.5 miles 575 ft. gain
On our last full day of camping, we were looking for a hike that offered more solitude than those closer to the campground. We didn’t pass anyone all day on this short hike, and it felt quite a bit more wild and jungle-like in this less traveled area.
One of several “walk-through” trees. In this photo, it looks like two separate trees, but this is just a large opening at the base of one massive redwood.
Lilies like these should be blooming in a few days.
Check out the ferns growing on the tree burl!
Redwood Sorrel is huge compared to the Woodland Sorrel I’m used to seeing in Oregon and Washington.
The tree on the left had no base, just several thin strips of outer bark, but the top is whole and still alive. Redwoods are definitely resilient.
Another fantastic bridge… this one twists and turns several times as it takes you over the creek.