Parking for the Lady Bird Johnson Grove is on the south side of the road, from where the wide, well used trail crosses over to the north via a high footbridge, passes a box with brochures ($1 if kept), and soon arrives at the start of the loop section, normally hiked in the clockwise direction. The forest has much lush, varied undergrowth but the redwoods, and Douglas fir trees, are fairly well separated so the grove is quite light and airy, unless enveloped by fog. Redwoods in the grove are a typical mixture of new and old, large and small, upright and fallen, burnt, partly burnt but still living, and unburnt. The path stays level as far as the dedication site then descends slightly, meeting the end of the Berry Glen Trail which descends 1,200 feet over 3 miles to Elk Meadows. The LBJ loop turns east across a fern and rhododendron-covered hillside, which falls away very steeply to the north, down to Little Lost Man Creek. The surroundings become a little more overgrown as the path returns to the junction at the beginning of the loop, near the end of an easy walk that takes about half an hour.