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

This was one of my favorite stops during our Redwoods 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!

 

Location Info

Trailhead: Google Maps
Cost: Free
Parking: By the side of the highway
Crowds: Empty

 

The Grove

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

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 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 our redwood roadtrip, 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!

 

Other useful sites:
Redwood Hikes
M.D. Vaden