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On this loop hike, you’ll enjoy the third largest old-growth redwood grove in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s a great spot if you’re looking for a redwood adventure.
Look for old-growth redwoods, salamanders, newts and banana slugs.
Portola Redwoods State Park is home to a great diversity of trees, including coast redwoods, Douglas fir, and the endangered Santa Cruz cypress. You’ll also find tan oak, madrone, California bay laurel, canyon live oak, big leaf maple, and California wax myrtle throughout the park. The creeks that run through the park are home to endangered Coho salmon and steelhead trout. With 18 miles of trails, a family campground, group campsites, and a trail camp for backpackers, there are plenty of options for exploration.