The Best Views in the National Parks: Tall Trees Grove

Redwood National Park, CA
tall trees grove

Photo by Tom Kirkendell

You may want to lie down for this one. That’s the best way to take in these coastal behemoths, including the tallest living thing that’s location is public, 368-foot-tall Libby Tree. Embark on the 4-mile lollipop loop from the Tall Trees trailhead. After gently descending 1.7 miles , you’ll reach the grove along Redwood Creek. “In summer months, the ferns are green and a dense fog gives way to beautiful sun streaks,” says photographer Tom Kirkendell. Meander the flat loop trail, being thankful that easy footing means more time to look up—or lie down. Trailhead 41.208130, -123.993094; off Bald Hill Rd. Season year-round Permit free at Kuchel Visitor Center