» Redwood Hikes Map for this Route: An excellent quality map by Dave Baselt for free. Thanks Dave!
» Official State Parks Map: A map showing all the trails but hard to read.
» Redwood Hikes Map: Annotated trail map of Portola Redwoods State Park and Pescadero Creek County Park, Second edition, 2008. This is an excellent map sold by Dave Baselt ($6.95 in Dec 2011). This map is useful for exploring a bunch of parks: Portola Redwoods, Pescadero Creek, Sam Macdonald.
» Redwood Hikes Map: Bay Area Trail Map: Saratoga to Big Basin, First edition, 2010. This is an excellent map sold by Dave Baselt ($6.95 in Dec 2011). This map is useful for exploring many parks in this area. Highly recommended for avid hikers.
A good trail map is necessary for this hike because there are many junctions along the route. Try a combination of free RedwoodHikes map and maps by Virtual Parks: top-left — top-right — bottom-right — bottom-left.
From Tarwater trail head, go down Upper Coyote Ridge Trail for 1.3 miles to reach a fork. On both sides of the fork lies Coyote Ridge Trail. Turn left and follow Coyote Ridge Trail for 0.8 miles. Hereafter, the route has many junctions. Study the trail maps to follow this route: Slate Creek Trail → Summit Trail → paved road → Iverson Trail → Coyote Ridge Trail → Upper Coyote Ridge Trail → Tarwater trail head.