Redwood Trail begins and ends along other trails in Mt. Madonna County Park. Thus, it is typically part of a longer hike that includes other trails. As shown in this description, from the parking area near the Redwood Trail start, the trail is found by heading south from the parking area on Blue Springs Access Trail
After only a tenth of a mile, Blue Springs Trail
is reached. Go left here onto Blue Springs Trail
, and then almost immediately go right/south onto Bayview Trail
at a trail junction marked by a trail signpost. Now on Bayview Trail
, after about a tenth of a mile, go left at an unmarked trail junction to stay on Bayview Trail
. Then almost immediately there is a well marked trail junction that is the start of Redwood Trail - stay to the left and follow the signpost arrow onto Redwood Trail.
Redwood Trail is entirely in the redwood forest of Mt. Madonna County Park. It travels in the central area of the park that is criss-crossed by several other trails, and laced with seasonal streams in their steep sided, lush valleys. Redwood Trail winds along in this redwood forested central area as it climbs and descends the hillsides, passing other trails and the park road, along the way.
At the 0.4 mile mark, the trail crosses the park road. Redwood Trail then crosses Blue Springs Trail
at the 0.5 mile mark, and Rock Springs Trail
at the 0.6 mile mark. All these crossings are marked with trail signposts that point the way on Redwood Trail and the trails it crosses.
Redwood Trail then ends at Iron Springs Trail
after 0.9 miles. From here, one can take Iron Springs Trail
to either Rock Springs Trail
or Blackhawk Trail
, which can then lead one to the parking area along the park road.
Mixed redwood forest, mostly redwoods. Thick undergrowth.