Best Trails near Crescent City, California

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on Boyscout Tree Trail
15 days ago

hiking

Since everybody agrees this hike is amazing I am not going to delve on that.
The trail is 5.6 miles and not 4.9 as stated above. I also think it should be considered easy rather than moderate. Maybe the distance is what bumps it up in class but it is very easy to walk and includes man-made steps for the few short steep inclines.
It is family friendly so you will encounter a fair load of people even on weekdays.
Boy Scout Tree is almost at the end of the trail. You will pass over 2 small bridges and walk another 5-10 minutes. There is a very short steep trail to the right. The tree is 20 ft and visible from the main trail.

on Boyscout Tree Trail
18 days ago

An amazing trip into the depths of the redwoods

on Battery Point Lighthouse
20 days ago

walking

Easy walk when the tide is low.

on Stout Memorial Grove Trai...
20 days ago

hiking

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

on Hiouchi Trail
22 days ago

walking

Great walk. Beautiful. Easy but can be made much more difficult just by increasing pace. Slow or fast it's enjoyable.

on Battery Point Lighthouse
1 month ago

walking

Be sure to check the tide table. Can't get to the lighthouse at high tide

on Stout Memorial Grove Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Great easy trail!

on Boyscout Tree Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Great trail!

on Boyscout Tree Trail
1 month ago

hiking

The beauty of the redwoods always touches my heart...I feel enchanted and privileged with the opportunity to walk amongst such beauty.

on Boyscout Tree Trail
1 month ago

Very beautiful hike.

on Stout Memorial Grove Trai...
1 month ago

hiking

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.

on Boyscout Tree Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Fun trail. Lots of people on it. The boyscout tree was fun to try to find because it's not marked on the main trail. Once you find it, you'll wonder how you almost missed the giant! Beautiful grove of Alder trees with moss on them along the way.

on Stout Memorial Grove Trai...
1 month ago

walking

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.

on Boyscout Tree Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Great trail; pretty easy but might be on the long side for young kids. The trail up to the tree is easy to miss, look for it on your right after the last bridge with a railing. You'll know it's the last railed bridge because it

on Stout Memorial Grove Trai...
2 months ago

hiking

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.

on Boyscout Tree Trail
2 months ago

hiking

Good hike! Fairly simple, but great scenery. We went the first week of June and the weather was perfect.

on Stout Memorial Grove Trai...
2 months ago

hiking

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.

on Boyscout Tree Trail
2 months ago

hiking

It was a beautiful and easy/moderate hike. If you are fit like my husband this will be a piece of cake, but for me and my mommy extra pounds it got a little intense on the way back lol but nothing anyone can't do! We will def go again!