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Stout Memorial Grove Loop

This stand of huge old growth coastal redwoods is a reminder of what this forest was thousands of years ago.
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Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 1.2 miles
Duration: Unknown
Family Friendly

Overview :  This grove of immense redwoods is worth the long drive out Howland Hill Rd. and the short hike around the trail. It's a dense... more »

Tips:  Bring the widest camera lens you have, you're going to need it.

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Points of Interest

1. Parking Lot Signs

You'll know when you reach this grove, the parking area is well marked and has bathrooms.

2. Sunlight Through Trees

The sun DOES filter down to the forest floor, but there are many obstacles on the way. Check out the redwood sorrel - it folds it's leaves up in response to direct sunlight.

3. Massive Redwoods

These trees are mature coastal redwoods, many close to 2000 years old.

4. Ferns

The understory is filled with ferns and sorrel, species that can survive on limited sunlight and lots of moisture.

5. Memorial Bench

There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the quiet majesty of this area.

6. Trees Too Big For Cameras

Most point and shoot cameras can't capture the entire tree, they're far too tall!

7. Rugged Bark

The rugged, thick bark of the redwoods allows them to withstand the occasional forest fire. In some areas of the park, the bark is scorched hundreds of feet up from historical fires, and yet the trees are thriving.