Where to find the ladybugs at Reinhardt Redwood Park
Start your hike at Skyline Gate Staging Area. Hike down the Stream Trail about 3/4 mile, and start watching for the ladybugs right around the Eucalyptus Trail. To see more ladybugs, continue on towards the Prince Trail, about 1/2 mile.
Look at the fence posts and the gate. Also watch on the ground for twigs and sticks – the ladybugs will cover them entirely. The ladybug clusters are incredible to see!
The trails are well marked with signage along the way and at trail intersections.
A few items to note: The terrain can be a bit challenging as you drop into the canyon so if you are going with infants, be sure to bring a backpack; school-aged kids should have a good set of hiking legs. Parking can also be tough so if you arrive late-mornings on weekends, you might be out of luck.