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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.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful hike, but lots of people. We were out the first week of August. There is a tree at the end that you walk through that has a hornets nest, my husband got stung. Great views of the river.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

I was afraid this hike would be too easy. It was, but the indescribable collection of massive redwoods here is well worth your time.

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10 days ago

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11 days ago

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12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Short easy hike with huge trees all around.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful trees everywhere along the trail. The small water fall is well worth the extra distance past the Boy Scout tree.

hiking
16 days ago

This trail really is the best one ever. Amazing trees and path that lead to the Boy Scout Tree and a waterfall!

The drive through Jebidiah was a nightmare for my low-chassis car (Honda), but the path itself was one of the more unbelievable experiences of my life.

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18 days ago