Photos from an August 2000 hike at Portola Redwoods State Park
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Traihead
     Tanoak
     Tanoak
Ranger Station
Ranger Station, with the path to the Sequioa Nature Trail visible
     Sequioa Nature Trail
     Sequioa Nature Trail
Junction
Junction
Pescadero Creek
Pescadero Creek
     Sandstone cliffs
     Sandstone cliffs
Scenic creek crossing
Scenic creek crossing
Giant chain fern
Giant chain fern
Along the creek
Along the creek
Junction
Junction
     Tanoak
     Tanoak
     Among the redwoods
    Among the redwoods
Junction
Junction
     Iverson Trail
     Iverson Trail
     Redwoods
     Redwoods
Short switchbacks
Short switchbacks
     Up a little
     Up a little
     Forest floor
     The forest floor
Fallen tree
A fallen tree makes it tough to pick out the trail
Hazelnut
Hazelnut
Another cute bridge
Another cute bridge
     A few stairs
     A few stairs
A few more stairs
A few more
Trail hops over fallen redwood
Trail hops over a fallen redwood
     Iverson Trail
     Iverson Trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Sign
Sign
     Narrow path
     Narrow path
     Redwoods
     Redwoods
Entering county park
Leaving the state park and entering the county park
Pescadero Creek map
Map at the signboard just inside Pescadero Creek County Park
     Creambush
     Creambush
Looking back
Looking back; no horses or bikes are allowed on the trail in the state park
     Pomponio Trail
     Pomponio Trail
     Toyon
     Toyon
Young madrone
Young madrone
Wild rose
Wild rose
     Redwood or nutmeg?
     Redwood
     Pomponio Trail
     Pomponio Trail
     Honeysuckle
     Honeysuckle
California bay
California bay
Junction
Junction with Bridge Trail; path to the Tarwater Group Camp across the road
     Bridge Trail
     Bridge Trail
Tanoak
Tanoak
Bridge crossing Pescadero Creek
Bridge crossing Pescadero Creek
     Climbing
     Climbing
Big leaf maple
Big leaf maples
     Bridge Trail
     Bridge Trail
Approaching junction with Snag Trail
Approaching junction with Snag Trail
Creambush and hazelnut
Creambush and huckleberry
     Bridge Trail
      Bridge Trail
Junction with Old Haul Road
Junction with Old Haul Road
Old Haul Road
Old Haul Road
Junction with Ridge Trail
Junction with Ridge Trail
     Erosive area
     Erosive area
     Redwood clinging to the hill
Redwood clinging to the hill
     Narrow stretch
     Narrow stretch
Giant chain fern
Giant chain fern
     Iverson Creek
     Iverson Creek
Junction with service road
Junction with service road and Portola Redwoods State Park
     Downhill
     Downhill
     Closed portion of Iverson Trail
This section of Iverson Trail is closed, according to the sign
Near Iverson's Cabin site
Near Iverson's Cabin Site
Iverson's Cabin site
Iverson's Cabin Site
Path shortcuts fire road
This path shortcuts the fire road
Bridge crosses Pescadero Creek
Bridge crosses Pescadero Creek
     Brief uphill
     Brief uphill
Junction
Junction
     Path is a break from walking on pavement
Path is a break from walking the fire road
Trail curves right
Trail curves right here
     Redwoods
     Redwoods
     Around a redwood
     Around a redwood
Path is susceptible to storm damage
This path, like much of the park, is susceptible to storm damage and fallen trees
     Climbing
     Climbing
Back on the road
Back on the road
     Dramatic view of the creek
 Dramatic view of the creek
Junction with trail to Tiptoe Falls
Junction with trail to Tiptoe Falls
Approaching campground
Approaching campground area
     Junction with Old Tree Trail
Junction with Old Tree Trail
Last bridge on the way back to the trailhead
One last bridge, then back to the trailhead





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