Jedediah Smith Campground

EASY 15 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.2 miles
59 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips





2 months ago

Really nice walk, great for a campground trail

5 months ago

Lovely walk around the campground

Thursday, June 01, 2017

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.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Sunday, December 18, 2016

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

Friday, November 11, 2016

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

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.

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 (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!

3 months ago

Sunday, August 20, 2017

recorded Jedediah Smith Campground

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thursday, September 05, 2013