Jedediah Smith Campground

EASY 4 reviews

Jedediah Smith Campground is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Crescent City, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round.

1.2 miles 59 feet Loop

kid friendly






5 months ago

really quick tour of the redwoods. one of the most beautiful walks ever

2 years ago

This campground is awesome. It's filled with Redwoods, it is a 1 minute walk to a river with salmon and steelhead fishing. There are facilities and it makes a great base station for other trails nearby.

3 years ago

4 years ago

The campground is beautiful, although very wet (be prepared for a lot of moisture!). This is THE place to stay in RNP, as it boasts a ton of Old Growth forests. While here, I would highly recommend taking the Boy Scout Tree Trail, which I can't find anywhere on (however, I've posted a link to a site that details the trail). It's a 5 mile out-and-back that completely immerses you in the Redwood experience. The trail is so soft, and there are huge banana slugs everywhere. The deeper you walk, the further you feel from civilization, and as you look around you, beautiful coastal redwoods tower up above you hundreds of feet, and sunlight trickles softly through the canopy of the forest. At the end of the trail you run into the historic Boy Scout Tree, along with a quaint little waterfall. This trail was, and forever will be, the best experience of my life!