Hike Difficulty: moderate (with a heavy pack)
Hike Length: 2.72 to 44 Camp from the parking lot
Elevation Loss: 676 ft
Elevation Gain: 302 ft
Time: 1 hr 15 mins
My Rating (out of 5): 4.5 – My brothers and I made our way to Redwood National Park to hang out with some of the tallest trees in the world. It’s a pretty cool experience that not everyone gets to have considering they limit the amount of people that can enter each day.
We started off by getting a (free) permit for access to the Tall Trees Grove along with a (free) permit to camp at the closest backcountry camp, 44 Camp. I was naughty and brought my dog against the rules, so sorry to the campers near us that had a crazy, unexpected dog encounter.
Our campsite was nice for a backcountry site. There was a fire ring, picnic table, and plenty of trees to hang hammocks. There was even a pit toilet, which was a horrid experience due to the amount of mouse feces I had to deal with.
The next morning, we did a bit of exploring in the Tall Trees Grove and, well, look at the pics.