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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, named for an American explorer of extraordinary courage, is a feast for the eye. The park protects 10,000 acres of primeval redwood groves, a lush undergrowth of rhododendrons and azaleas, and banks of ferns against giant fallen trees. Established in 1929, this predominately old growth coast redwoods park is bisected by the last major free flowing river in California, the Smith River. Almost all of the park land is water shed for the Smith River and Mill Creek, a major tributary. The park has about 20 miles of hiking and nature trails, river access, a visitor center with exhibits and a nature store. Drive Howland Hill Road (gravel-not recommended for trailers) and stroll in the Stout Grove. This park, along with Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast, and the National Park Service's Redwood National Park, are managed cooperatively by the National Park Service and the California Department of Parks and Recreation. These parks make up 45 percent of all the old-growth redwood forest remaining in California.

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on Simpson-Reed Trail

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This was my first hike in the Redwoods and it was amazing. The groves here are magnificent, it really feels like you're wandering around magical forests. We brought lunch and took a seat in front of the massive Boy Scout Tree at the end of the trail. Plenty of seating here and a nice way to relax before you head back. Just a couple tips, no bathrooms here. The road to this trailhead is bumping and unpaved my Nissan Versa did just fine. There are a couple trailheads off this road including Stout Grove, which has bathrooms.

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16 days ago

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16 days ago

Started this today... Pretty hot and a bit smoky. The farther I went the more I heard gunshots in front of me. Either it's deer season or there were poachers or maybe even target practicing.... but I've learned when I get that gut feeling to listen, so I reversed and didn't finish. Nice trail that I'll go back and finish another time. Plenty of poison oak on this one. Time for me to get out the Tecnu!

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18 days ago

Great quick scenic hike through ancient redwoods. Nice and easy access and so quiet! Definitely an essential trail when passing through Jedidah redwoods.

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26 days ago