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Best trails in Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, California? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park ranging from 0.7 to 5.6 miles and from 13 to 531 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Named for a famous American explorer, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is a 10,000 acre park deep into Northern California. This old growth coastal redwoods park is crossed by the free flowing Smith River. Visitors will find miles of trails, river access, and a visitor center.

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Map of trails in Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
Park information
Acreage:
9500 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
707-464-6101
Helpful links
Top trails (16)
#1 - Fern Falls via Boy Scout Tree Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
The Boy Scout Tree Trail ranks as one of the top showcases of old-growth redwood forests in existence with truly huge trees and several distinct redwood forest types. Part of the beauty of Jedediah SmShow more
#2 - Stout Memorial Grove Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
NOTE: The road leading to this trailhead is closed due to COVID-19. You must park at the closed gate and walk a short distance to the trailhead. This stand of huge old growth coastal redwoods is a reShow more
#3 - Simpson-Reed Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
Simpson-Reed Trail is a 0.8 mile loop trail located near Crescent City, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.Show more
#4 - Hiouchi Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Hiouchi Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nuShow more
#5 - Mill Creek Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
This half-day hike wanders through an old-growth redwood forest. Mill Creek is a crystal stream bordered by thick forest that provides excellent habitat for coho and Chinook salmon, as well as steShow more
#6 - Leiffer and Ellsworth Loops
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Take a step back in time on a trail that travels along a section of the 19th-century Crescent City Plank Road before descending into a canyon filled with hazel and vine maple. During the spring, clintShow more
#7 - Howland Hill Road
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 5.6 mi
A twisting single-lane road through old-growth redwood forests. The Walker Scenic Redwood Drive is a 6 mile out-and-back drive to the Stout Memorial Grove. It winds it's way through huge old growth Show more
#8 - Jedediah Smith River Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
Jedediah Smith River Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent City, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#9 - Jedediah Smith Campground
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 31 m
Jedediah Smith Campground is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Crescent City, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#10 - Crescent Beach Loop Walk
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
Take a break from the nearby redwood forests and stroll along the beach for a chance in scenery. This quick beach stroll is a nice break from the rugged redwood forest trails in the surrounding areaShow more
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