Redwood Bowl Loop via French Trail and West Ridge Trail

based on 26 tracks & routes #5 hike out of 23 in
6.6 mi
Distance
3 hrs 13 min
Time
terrain
983 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult loop trail to Redwood Bowl in Redwood Regional Park. A great alternative is to drop down to the French Trail a half mile past the Skyline staging area (hiking counter clockwise), then pick up Redwood Peak Trail at the bottom for a lung busting climb. At the top take the spur trail to the right to view the USGS summit marker. This option offers more elevation change and a healthy dose of second growth redwoods. Watch out for poison oak encroaching unto the trail. In April and May watch for wildflowers, especially the Irises and Star Flowers.

This trail goes by Redwood Peak, Anna Costa Picnic Area, Pal Camp, Owl, and Quail.



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