Grieg-French-Bell Grove - Humboldt Redwoods SP, CA

Date: 10/26/2015

Miles: 0.5

Elevation Change: 10'

Trailhead: Google Maps

This was one of my favorite stops during my Redwood road trip, because although the trees are not particularly thick or tall, the ground has the lushest covering of redwood sorrel - it looks straight out of a fairy tale!

The turnout can be hard to spot on the north end of the Avenue of the Giants, as the only sign letting you know is the sign naming the grove, and parking is right along the side of the highway.

Parking in the turn off from the Avenue of Giants

The sign you can easily miss when driving along the road

Once you park, there isn't much of a designated trail to follow as the grove is more of an area to explore. There are multiple paths forking through the grove, and it isn't long before the ground is covered in the sorrel.

A trail cutting neatly through the under story

A trail cutting neatly through the under story

So green!

So green!

The forest has such a different feel when the sun comes out!

The forest has such a different feel when the sun comes out!

This grove was unlike anything I saw on the rest of the trip, so if you are just passing by Humboldt Redwoods State Park, I would say this is a must stop on your way through the Avenue of Giants!

Related site:

Redwood Hikes

M.D. Vaden