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“Walk among giants...”

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Orick
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Just out of Orick, we turned east at the sign and followed a winding, rising road to the parking lot. There is no visitor center, but there are restrooms. The hike through the big trees is easy, a little more than a mile. You will see not only giant redwoods, but ferns, huckleberry, Eureka lilies, tiger lilies, wild ginger, and more. There is no way for me to tell how small and insignificant one feels among these big trees. Forget taking a photo and expecting your friends to see the grandeur, the sheer enormity of these giants. Best to have someone stand at the base to get some kind of reference, but even that falls short. Best yet, go there and experience the awe-inspiring scene for yourself. You will leave feeling you have witnessed the very Hand of God.

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"parking lot"
in 18 reviews
"trail guide"
in 8 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 7 reviews
"lady bird johnson"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 5 reviews
"big trees"
in 9 reviews
"redwood forest"
in 11 reviews
"short trail"
in 5 reviews
"quick trip"
in 2 reviews
"half mile loop"
in 2 reviews
"tree canopy"
in 2 reviews
"national treasure"
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"flat trail"
in 2 reviews
"steep drive"
in 2 reviews
"takes about an hour"
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"magnificent trees"
in 4 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 5 reviews

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a beautiful hike with ferns as tall as a person. The textures of the tree bark and the natural deformities in the trunks are sculptural and worth a few pictures to capture the awe of this unique ecosystem.

Thank Patsy D
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This trail is higher than most in Redwood National Park. In fact, your car will get more winded taking you on the steep drive up to the trailhead than you will on the level trail. This is not the road for trailers or RVs. If your legs have more stamina than your car, you can hike the three and a half mile Berry Glen Trail from the Elk Meadow Day Use Area just off U.S. Highway 101 up to the Lady Bird Johnson Grove trailhead. The Lady Bird trail itself is suitable for just about anyone. Because it is higher and drier than other park trails, you'll see a mix of trees, not just redwood, though there are some marvelous examples of those too. The area was once logged and you'll see evidence of that, as well as learn how the forest was ultimately saved. The trail leads to the site where Lady Bird Johnson dedicated the park in 1968. If your vehicle can take the steep grade without overheating, continue on up Bald Hills Road for scenic overlooks and views of the bald hilltops called prairies in the park. Just remember your brakes have got to get you back down.

Thank William L
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We visited LBJ on a perfect, sunny day, and it was absolutely beautiful. You can get a map from any of the park rangers and they will be happy to point out the trail to you. This trail is exceptional because it has a lot of "old growth" trees that are stunning behemoths - just try wrapping your arms around one! The Redwoods left me speechless. It's so humbling to stand among them in silence and consider the beauty, hardiness, and sentry-like stature of them. The trail is short but took us more than an hour because we stopped so many times to gasp and crank our necks skyward to try and see the tops of these giants. I think everyone needs to experience these magnificent trees at least once in their lives.

LBJ provides a great map of the trail which guides you numerically from place to place. It explains important areas, trees, and animals in the grove. I found it to be very educational and fun to follow. There were a lot of families with children, a lot of centipedes and banana slugs, and even a few areas with benches to take a break and breathe in the beauty.

Thank GennaDac
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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

I love this trail. We are based 40 min away and always bring people from out of the area to this trail for it has the perfect grade for all ages and yet still secluded to really appreciate a good Redwood grove. My only warning is that it can be a popular spot during the weekend but people are all there to enjoy the views. Bring a camera.

Thank WishyOstermann
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