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Best Trails in Crescent City

Boyscout Tree Trail

Crescent City, CA

Boyscout Tree Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent City, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until September.

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Recent Reviews

on Battery Point Lighthouse
3 days ago

walking
488 Completed514 Reviews

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

on Boyscout Tree Trail
4 days ago

hiking
4 Completed4 Reviews

Great trail!

on Boyscout Tree Trail
4 days ago

hiking
24 Completed23 Reviews

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
17 days ago

4 Completed2 Reviews

Very beautiful hike.

on Boyscout Tree Trail
25 days ago

hiking
6 Completed6 Reviews

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 Boyscout Tree Trail
30 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

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 Boyscout Tree Trail
1 month ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

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

on Boyscout Tree Trail
1 month ago

10 Completed1 Reviews

on Boyscout Tree Trail
1 month ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

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!

on Crescent Beach Trail
2 months ago

backpacking
9 Completed9 Reviews

Option for backcountry camping at Enderts Beach nearby. If parking overnight, make sure to talk to the Park Rangers because there have been issues with cars getting broken into overnight. They'll let you park at one of their outposts. Great views. Wonderful sunsets.


3 months ago

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

on Simpson-Reed Trail
4 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Very short and easy. Trail head has moved off of 199. Turn at walked road. Trail begins at the restrooms

on Howland Hill Road
4 months ago

4 Completed3 Reviews

As advertised - great way to experience the redwoods. I hit the mill creek trailhead and it was fantastic.

on Little Bald Hills Trail
5 months ago

hiking
26 Completed17 Reviews

We were hiking to the backcountry campground but it was dark already, so I missed most of scenery going up. It was a whole different adventure going in the dark. Very eerie, extremely quiet. Didn't see anybody on the trail or at the campground, but this was late November. This is NOT a redwood area, but still very pretty. It isn't easy in the least bit. Literally uphill the entire way with a steep incline. Add backpacking gear to that and you have a great workout. We saw some people while going down the next morning.

on Crescent Beach Trail
6 months ago

hiking
9 Completed9 Reviews

Awesome sandy trail leading to the dunes. One of my favorites!


7 months ago

Beautiful trail. Started early enough that there was nobody else around. On my way back, around noon, more people were showing up including their dogs which are not allowed on the trail. When you take the side trail to the Boy Scout tree, it appears to split a few feet in. The intended trail is to the right. The other is a short cut and pretty steep.

on Nickerson Ranch Trail
7 months ago

9 Completed9 Reviews

Nice trail through the trees.

on Howland Hill Road
7 months ago

9 Completed9 Reviews

on Point Saint George
7 months ago

9 Completed9 Reviews

on Boyscout Tree Trail
7 months ago

9 Completed9 Reviews

Enjoed wandering back through the redwood trees.