The trail through the Lady Bird Johnson Grove is a 1 mile (1.4 km) loop trail that is easy to moderate in difficulty. It loops through a range-top forest of redwood and Douglas firs. Because the windswept slopes and ridges provide a less desirable environment than the more protected valleys the redwood shares this area with a wider variety of plants.
Equipment: Good hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, water, maybe some trail food like granola bars.
The Lost Man Creek Trail is 11.5 miles in length. It leads past the World Heritage Site Dedication Area, a cascade on the creek through an old growth and a second growth area and ends up on Bald Hills Road. The trail is moderate for the first two miles from the Lost Man Creek Trailhead then gets more difficult as you gain altitude and have to negotiate a series of switchbacks. The trail is easier if you start at Bald Hills Road and walk towards Lost Man Creek. Note that the mileage is one way, so if you don’t have someone meeting you at the other end you have to walk back.
Equipment: Good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, plenty of water, some good trail food.