Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Crescent City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Once you get to the trailhead you can choose between a few different routes. We choose to hike straight back in and out trail to the beach access. The hike started with open prairie type land the about 1/2 in you were able to hike through forest. It was a beautiful trail, well used by horses, judging by the droppings. The beach access was amazing, we only saw one other person on the entire beach. We were able to hike with out 2 dogs. Beware that the terrain is mostly sand the whole hike.

Start of trail pretty over grown.. We were looking for a trail to trike on .. this was not it

Lovely walk around the campground

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

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nice drive this morning on our way to some trails.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Every trail you need is located off of this road. There is a wide variety for all skill levels. Be aware that the road has not been graded yet so it will be a little rough until the middle of June.

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

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Beautiful drive and a few good trails to do as well.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

There is a nice flat beach with a lot of small rocks and a few shells to pick up. Three because everything next to the ocean is at least a 3...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

3 stars for a spring or winter drive, 2 for summer tourist season. Probably the ugliest, dirtiest drive anywhere in the redwoods in the summer. In the winter after some rain it's even a good place to stretch your legs with the dog once the trees gets washed off a bit. There are some good trails of this road as well.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Nice drive, frustrating that NPS lists this as a good option for hiking with your dog. Lovely, if you want to be continually choked by dust and exhaust. I respect sensitive environments and the wildlife concerns of having dogs on trails, but when I see dogless idiots mucking off trails trampling everything in their paths in the name of vacation photography, and then think about being relegated to walking a dusty roadside with my dogs...meh. Like I said, nice drive. Not so nice for a walk.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I hike with my dogs in this area. The trail is mostly flat and easy with some gentle rises on trails that range from old roadbed type to single tracks. The trail is also shared with horses as it is a popular place to ride. The track posted is off and when I figure out my gps I'll post an accurate one. There are also a lot of other trails in the park to enjoy.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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

Friday, March 18, 2016

As advertised - great way to experience the redwoods. I hit the mill creek trailhead and it was fantastic.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Pretty drive through some amazing redwood forests. It's a dirt road and can get a little rough.

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.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This is a beautiful ride through timber country. I was 14 the first trip and I have loved it ever since.

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!

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

AWESOME!! Had a great time starting at the Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City, CA. Fantastic scenic drive with many pulloffs and lookouts for slow-pokes like me who like to take in the scenery. Great trail down to the bank (quick and easy hike/walk) partway through the drive to soak in some river power.

10 months ago

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