Jedediah Smith Campground

EASY 11 reviews

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 hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

river

hiking
4 hours ago

camping
27 days ago

We flew in from out of town and camped out here and I highly recommend it. Every camp sight seems pretty secluded from your neighbors and the bathroom/shower facilities are well kept. The trees in here are phenomenal.

camping
1 month ago

This is an absolutely beautiful camp ground with a great trail throughout. We walked along the river and through the camp ground for about an hour and a half. Kid friendly, dog friendly, highly recommend if you are staying at the camp ground.

camping
2 months ago

Jed Smith State Park is a great place to visit and hike. If you can stay at the campground, it's a bonus. The loop trail off Howland Hill Road is short but it features some of the largest (in circumference) Coastal Redwoods that can be seen without hiking into any one of the many redwood parks in Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

4 months ago

fave

hiking
6 months ago

The well-maintained trail makes for a nice leisure hike.

walking
7 months ago

Very nice little campgound and a couple of nice flat trails for those less mobile. It also has a trail suitable for those in wheelchairs. Certainly not enough of those for our handicapped friends. There are some beautiful redwoods in the park but not nearly as beautiful as other areas of the park... #266

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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

camping
Sunday, January 05, 2014

This campground is awesome. It's filled with Redwoods, it is a 1 minute walk to a river with salmon and steelhead fishing. There are facilities and it makes a great base station for other trails nearby.

hiking
Thursday, September 05, 2013

hiking
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The campground is beautiful, although very wet (be prepared for a lot of moisture!). This is THE place to stay in RNP, as it boasts a ton of Old Growth forests. While here, I would highly recommend taking the Boy Scout Tree Trail, which I can't find anywhere on AllTrails.com (however, I've posted a link to a site that details the trail). It's a 5 mile out-and-back that completely immerses you in the Redwood experience. The trail is so soft, and there are huge banana slugs everywhere. The deeper you walk, the further you feel from civilization, and as you look around you, beautiful coastal redwoods tower up above you hundreds of feet, and sunlight trickles softly through the canopy of the forest. At the end of the trail you run into the historic Boy Scout Tree, along with a quaint little waterfall. This trail was, and forever will be, the best experience of my life!