Stout Memorial Grove Trail

EASY 34 reviews

Stout Memorial Grove Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly 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 nature trips and is accessible year-round.

0.7 miles 48 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

no dogs

This stand of huge old growth coastal redwoods is a reminder of what this forest was thousands of years ago. This grove of immense redwoods is worth the long drive out Howland Hill Rd. and the short hike around the trail. It's a dense concentration of some of the largest trees in the area.

hiking
13 days ago

This was a great hike! We had 3 little ones with us - ages 6,4,2 and they did great! Lots of trees to explore and logs to climb on. We didn't trust the directions at first and parked out on the road - follow the directions all the way to the trailhead!

1 month ago

this is an easy and beautiful hike. you can see some of the large downed trees and a river near by. it has an outhouse and has paved areas.

1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Nice simple flat easy loop for almost anyone to enjoy some beautiful redwoods. If you are fit enough to walk 3/4 of a mile on a sidewalk go and enjoy this walk with your camera...

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

One of the best old growth coastal redwoods grove I've been to. Easy trail that is accessible on s dirt road. Clives post describes the road very well

hiking
4 months ago

Great easy trail!

hiking
5 months ago

Stout Grove Memorial Trail is a short, nearly level hike through old growth redwood forest that is suitable for hikers of all ability levels.

In terms of scenery, the trail is one of the best short hikes in the redwood parks. If you have time and don't mind some extra distance and a few feet of climb, take the spur trail from the northernmost point of the loop to a gravel beach on the Smith River.

From Crescent City, the trailhead is reached via Howland Hill Road, which is a scenic drive through the park. The road is unpaved, narrow, and open to two-way traffic, so allow time for the drive.

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful place, mostly quiet despite the crowds. Be careful on the eastern side of the loop so you don't find yourself hiking out to the road. Haha.

hiking
5 months ago

This is a dreamland. Huge trees, we had a break by a river, the kids loved it SO MUCH. we walked on a huge downed tree and had the best time.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing!! I suggest driving in from Crescent City via Elk Vally Rd and then Howland Hill Rd! It takes a little longer but trust me it's well worth the time!! So this is another great trail. Well maintained and well traveled. There where several other family's on the trail and on our way out we pasted a group of older people one of which was in a wheelchair, which wouldn't have any trouble negotiating the trail, it was motorized which is go cause the way out is a little steep for pushing someone up...Anyway...bigger trees our entire Roadtrip! There's a very large fallen tree that you can climb up on if you so chose.

6 months ago

Go there for the old growth red wood trees! Just incredible. There is a river nearby to soak in the sun before you head back.

hiking
6 months ago

Good hike. More trafficked than I was expecting.

hiking
7 months ago

Good, easy walk. No dogs allowed on trail, we didn't know this before we got there. Restroom was nasty.

8 months ago

Even in the rain it's beyond beautiful!

hiking
11 months ago

It doesn't get better than hiking through the Redwoods!!

1 year ago

One of my favorite.

easy and very beautiful. we veered off and went down to the river as well then got back on trail.

hiking
1 year ago

Fantastic old growth Redwoods!! It's a short walk from the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Campground. A summer footbridge crosses the Smith River leading to the grove from the camp. It's a fairly busy place, don't expect solitude, but totally worth it to see these magnificent trees. The trail is located in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park which is actually near Crescent City, CA and NOT Garberville as described in the overview.

1 year ago

easy loop, beautiful grove