Explore the most popular river trails in Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Good loop trail with great trees. Needs the road in upgraded. Worth the time

hiking
2 days ago

Nice trees near the river. We wish the county would blacktop the road to keep the dust down around the place, but it’s nice anyway

hiking
2 days ago

Nice trail near town. Easy grade and easy to follow. Great views.

This is why you visit the Redwoods!
A walk along the Giants.

Not meaning to give this a bad review just didn’t
Know how else to leave a message. Further down Howland Hills Road towards the trail head it says “Rough narrow winding road for 6 miles Trailers not recommended” “no turnaround” so we didn’t want to enter with our RV. Very sad to miss out on this hike.

trail running
1 month ago

This is a gem. Quiet and meandering with fantastic trees, and the beautiful creek just downslope. Did it as an out and back trail run (with Houichi) - nice, cozy, runnable treadway with such nice flow to it. Nary a soul out there. Hiking or running, it is worth the journey.

Beautiful trail! It's tucked near the river and the redwood trees are absolutely breath-taking! My only complaint is that the drive to the trail is terrible. The road is very narrow and contains deep holes, which sets driving at 15 MPH.

Easy walking hike. Beautiful trail with tons of redwood trees. Magical.

Great easy well maintained trail.

Lovely walk around the campground

An easy way to immerse yourself in an old growth redwood forest. a quiet forest, the sun's rays peek through and shine on a forest floor lined with sword ferns among the beautiful trees! Highly recommend this stop as this 44-acre grove is considered the heart of Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park. Also features a short spur to the river. Watch out for the skeeters.

Amazing redwoods. Seasonal bridge was not available but a giant tree across the creek gave us access. Awesome grove! Take the dirt backroad to crescent city and you may see some elk around the time you hit pavement

Wonderful, easy hike through the giants. If it's warm out, take a swim in the river! Beautiful views!

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail that you hardly see anyone after the 1st 1/4 mile. Quite a few trees down today but easy to get over. Actually saw a trail volunteer for the 1st time. He was up in age and not having an easy time. The trail to Lohse Grove was a little overgrown but doable and pretty wet due to recent rains. One of the better trails in the area...

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful family trail

Brought a young kid w us and he was in awe of the trees and river. Easy walk for all of us. Rained off and on, but there was enough tree coverage to keep us mostly dry. Beautiful place to experience. Worth the drive.

walking
9 months ago

Nice family trail. No uphills or downhills which makes it easy for small children or anyone who can't walk much.

Did this trail w/ an 8 and 5 year old. So it's not hard. Leads you to the beautiful Smith River and runs into the Hiouchi trail. The drive there was also breathtaking!

hiking
9 months ago

Short flat trail great for wander through the amazing Redwoods.

hiking
9 months ago

My wife and I hiked this trail today and loved it. We encountered a few other hikers along the way, but overall pretty much had it all to ourselves. Between the magnificent trees, the picturesque stream, excellent trail quality and early fall colors, we enjoyed the whole of the experience. We'll definitely return.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Really can't do this on as drawn unless you're camped there. You can only drive in and do it from the day use area. Nice little trail through the park and Brook enjoyed jumping off the bridge and playing in the water

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

Short easy hike with huge trees all around.

One lane dusty road in summer. Avoid weekend crowds if you want to walk.

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Put 3 very good trails together today preparing for a backpacking trip on the Rogue in less than 2 weeks. All 3 are gorgeous and I've done 2/3 of this one many times. My guess is the mileage for this trail is 14+ and the elevation gain is about half of what is shown due to my hand drawing the trail from a map. I rated it hard only due to the length. My lab enjoyed the trail and was ready for more. I stopped and swam her a couple of times today while this old man took a break. She is a service dog. The trail is signed for no dogs but I've seen many including a couple today on the river.

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Nice redwood trail that doesn't get a whole lot of use. Have started it on both ends and have done it many times in the last 2 years. The smaller trails across the highway get a lot of traffic but this beautiful trail gets ignored.

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

This is my go to trail in the area and is beautiful. During the off season I seldom see anyone. I've done this one at least 10 times with a half dozen different people. Miles of awesome redwoods with a few viewpoints of the Smith River with 2 places you can walk down to. Near the junction during part of the summer they put up a temporary bridge to Jed Smith campground and the trail gets more use. The trail also goes above and next to Mill Creek. Mill Creek is a major salmon spawning ground and farther up off this trail is closed during spawning season. The actual length of this trail is 10.1 miles per a friend's gps to Howland Hills Rd.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

nice easy trail with great trees to look at....do both loops to double your tree viewing

Easy trail great for families!

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