44 Camp and Creek hike is an opportunity to explore the remote southern portion of Redwood National Park’s horse-trail complex as a day hike. It’s a lovely area that hardly anyone uses. From Redwood Creek the route climbs through second-growth redwood forest on an old logging road. It then uses a narrow trail, crossing a series of small bridges, to 44 Creek, which it follows almost all the way back to Redwood Creek, climbing through some sun-exposed old growth near the bottom. Trail maintenance is minimal out here and there may be lots of downed trees to negotiate. It is necessary to get an entry permit and the gate code after 9 a.m. the day of your hike; only a limited number are issued daily.
Redwood National and State Parks: 707-465-7765 (Kuchel Visitor Center)