Length: 5.5 mi
Climbing: 700 ft
This ecxciting Emerald Ridge and Tall Trees Trail starts by getting a free Tall Trees Grove
permit from Kuchel Information Center, just south of Orick. After aquiring the permit you take the Tall Trees access trail downhill and after moving forward for a few yards you'll come to an intersection; take the Emerald Ridge Trail. From here the trail enters an old-growth redwood Forest
and just meeting a green tunnel of rhododendron, huckleberry, and tanoak.
The Emerald Ridge and Tall Trees Trail offer nature lover with some of the best Old-growth redwoods which rise dramatically along the banks of the stream.