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Lady Bird Johnson Grove Loop, CA

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Distance Lasso-Loop 1.45 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,328 feet
Elevation Gain 69 feet
Accumulated Gain 107 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 45 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 1.99
Interest Historic
Backpack No
Dogs not allowed
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Preferred   Aug, Sep, Jul, Jun → 6 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  7:36am - 4:48pm
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Upland Redwood Grove
by JimmyLyding

The Lady Bird Johnson Grove hosted the ceremony dedicating Redwood National Park honoring the namesake lady in attendance in 1968, and represents an environmental victory. The victory is little late because 98% of the original old growth redwood are gone, and the Redwood National and State Parks (Prairie Creek Redwoods, Del Norte Creek Redwoods and Jebediah Smith Redwoods) protect almost half that remains. The creation of the national park, and its expansion in 1978, were not without controversy as many locals were against setting land aside from timber harvesting.

The large parking lot is off of the paved Bald Hills Road and the trail is reached via a footbridge over the road. The trail is handicapped accessible, very popular and full of huge redwoods in an upland environment which is not where they're typically found. The loop begins about 0.3 mile from the bridge, and both directions head down about 100' over a 0.85 mile loop before heading up the other side. A memorial plaque for the 1968 dedication ceremony is located about 0.3 mile from the junction heading clockwise.

    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Take US Hwy. 101 45 miles north from Eureka to the old logging town of Orick. Continue on 101 for another 2 miles to Bald Hills Road on the right. Take Bald Hills about 3 more miles as it climbs to the well signed parking lot for the Lady Bird Johnson Grove. There are his/her vault toilets and a drinking fountain at the parking lot. Room for about 2 dozen cars.
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