The Little Creek Trail

Length 0.4 mi · Climbing 90 ft
California > Redwood National and State Parks > Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

The bench at the end of the Little Creek Trail


Like the nearby Moorman–Pond Trail, the Little Creek Trail is a short trail that climbs through a canyon off of Drury Parkway to a memorial bench. The Little Pond Trail, however, doesn’t have nearly as many redwoods. There are a few redwoods around but the woods mostly consist of other kinds of trees. It’s not clear why the two canyons have such different vegetation, since their topography is nearly identical.

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Part of the Trail Map of Redwood National and State Parks (Redwood Hikes Press, 2021)

Hike description

Here’s the trailhead location in Google Maps and Google Street View.

The trailhead is only marked with a little sign that mistakenly says that the trail is 1.0 mile long. It climbs up the south wall of the canyon, passing a few small redwoods before ending at a memorial bench. If there used to be a trail past this point, there’s no sign of it now.

The beginning of the Little Creek Trail

The Little Creek Trail


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