Most Popular Guided Hikes
Lady Bird Johnson Trail
Easy level trail. This walk among ancient redwoods and Douglas fir gives you an intimate look at a magnificent ridge-top redwood forest, with its complement of understory plants.
Lost Man Creek Trail
Easy level trail. Tralihead begins at Lost Man Creek Picnic Area.The first 1/2 mile of this 2-8 hour hike is a gentle stroll ideal for families. This is a moderate trail with non-level grades.
Moderate level trail. 10-mile (16-km) round trip hike through the prairie. This is an all-day hike with some steep grades and switchbacks through open prairie country.
If You Have An Hour
Hike the shady, flat Redwood Grove Loop Trail. Take a flashlight and step inside the famous Fremont Tree. There’s room for the whole family!
If You Have A Day
Walk from the campground through the ponderosa pines and chaparral of the sandhill community down to the Redwood Grove Loop Trail and back—about 5 miles roundtrip. At the halfway point, head to the visitor center to learn about wildlife, plants, logging, and other park lore.
If You Have A Full Day
See some of Cowell’s finest sights on a loop that includes the Redwood Grove, Observation Deck, Overlook Bench, Cathedral Redwoods, and Cable Car Beach.