Stout Memorial Grove Trail

EASY 95 reviews

Stout Memorial Grove Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Crescent City, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

0.7 miles
29 feet

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



no dogs

This stand of huge old growth coastal redwoods is a reminder of what this forest was thousands of years ago. This grove of immense redwoods is worth the long drive out Howland Hill Rd. and the short hike around the trail. It's a dense concentration of some of the largest trees in the area.

13 days ago

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.

2 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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!

9 months 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.

9 months ago

Short easy hike with huge trees all around.

10 months ago

Easy trail great for families!

10 months ago

Did this hike first thing this am for a warm-up hike. Beautiful scenery and very easy. Fun for a liesurly walk in the morning.

11 months ago

I would have to say this was one of my favorite spots in the area. We ended up going back again just to hangout for a few hours the next day.

Monday, May 08, 2017

The roads in are tough but the trail is worth it.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

The last part of the road is filled with pot holes and parking is very limited but this grove has a ton of redwoods and the trail even runs along the river. Excellent for photography but hike is easy and short.

Monday, November 28, 2016

This was a great hike! We had 3 little ones with us - ages 6,4,2 and they did great! Lots of trees to explore and logs to climb on. We didn't trust the directions at first and parked out on the road - follow the directions all the way to the trailhead!

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

this is an easy and beautiful hike. you can see some of the large downed trees and a river near by. it has an outhouse and has paved areas.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Nice simple flat easy loop for almost anyone to enjoy some beautiful redwoods. If you are fit enough to walk 3/4 of a mile on a sidewalk go and enjoy this walk with your camera...

Friday, August 05, 2016

One of the best old growth coastal redwoods grove I've been to. Easy trail that is accessible on s dirt road. Clives post describes the road very well

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Great easy trail!

Monday, July 04, 2016

Stout Grove Memorial Trail is a short, nearly level hike through old growth redwood forest that is suitable for hikers of all ability levels.

In terms of scenery, the trail is one of the best short hikes in the redwood parks. If you have time and don't mind some extra distance and a few feet of climb, take the spur trail from the northernmost point of the loop to a gravel beach on the Smith River.

From Crescent City, the trailhead is reached via Howland Hill Road, which is a scenic drive through the park. The road is unpaved, narrow, and open to two-way traffic, so allow time for the drive.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Beautiful place, mostly quiet despite the crowds. Be careful on the eastern side of the loop so you don't find yourself hiking out to the road. Haha.

Friday, June 24, 2016

This is a dreamland. Huge trees, we had a break by a river, the kids loved it SO MUCH. we walked on a huge downed tree and had the best time.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Amazing!! I suggest driving in from Crescent City via Elk Vally Rd and then Howland Hill Rd! It takes a little longer but trust me it's well worth the time!! So this is another great trail. Well maintained and well traveled. There where several other family's on the trail and on our way out we pasted a group of older people one of which was in a wheelchair, which wouldn't have any trouble negotiating the trail, it was motorized which is go cause the way out is a little steep for pushing someone up...Anyway...bigger trees our entire Roadtrip! There's a very large fallen tree that you can climb up on if you so chose.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Go there for the old growth red wood trees! Just incredible. There is a river nearby to soak in the sun before you head back.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Good hike. More trafficked than I was expecting.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Good, easy walk. No dogs allowed on trail, we didn't know this before we got there. Restroom was nasty.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Even in the rain it's beyond beautiful!

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

It doesn't get better than hiking through the Redwoods!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

One of my favorite.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

easy and very beautiful. we veered off and went down to the river as well then got back on trail.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Fantastic old growth Redwoods!! It's a short walk from the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Campground. A summer footbridge crosses the Smith River leading to the grove from the camp. It's a fairly busy place, don't expect solitude, but totally worth it to see these magnificent trees. The trail is located in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park which is actually near Crescent City, CA and NOT Garberville as described in the overview.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

easy loop, beautiful grove

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