Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Easy, but beautiful!

Gravel road. Very dusty, but worth it.

hiking
5 days ago

An absolute slice of Heaven. Yes you must use hiking poles. Yes you must stop every so often and look up. Even the dirt road driving to the trailhead weaves in and out of all the massive-sized trees. HOWEVER, there were wads of used TOILET PAPER everywhere along the trail!!!! Come on people, if you take it in, PACK IT OUT!!!!!! As I said, this is an absolute slice of Heaven; let's keep it that way.

This hike is beautiful!! Highly recommended checking it out(:

It’s actually about 12 miles if you do the full loop. Beautiful. The creek is gorgeous. Entire path is trees and trees and trees. It doesn’t really have any killer view points. It did at one point but the trees have taken over, which is ok!

Rattle snake on the trail! Be careful

nice trail , water very low in river.

Absolutely amazing part of the Jed Smith Redwoods. This is by no means a strenuous “hike”. It is a majestic 5 mile walk among some of the largest trees in the world. I highly recommend to ignore the clock and gps (neither of which you need in the first place) and fully experience this sacred trail for what it is. Take your time and go early.

hiking
14 days ago

2hr 45mins with 11 and 15 yr old. Measured 6.2 miles incl the falls. Great hike, great redwoods. Roots slow you down a bit but good payoffs at the end of the out and back at boy scout tree and waterfall. Cruddy gravel road to get there. Supposedly the most popular trail in Jedediah but we got there at 2pm on a Wednesday (Aug 1) and parked right at the trail head.

Epic trail

hiking
23 days ago

My GPS said this was 11 miles. I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Beautiful redwoods and ferns along the entire way, plus Mill creek is a nice spot for a break. Took us 3.5 hours to do it, never saw anyone on the trail just at the parking area. Will definitely do this one again.

Easy hiking and connects with other trails in the area.

hiking
27 days ago

Trail was pretty dry this time of year, no mud. There is a small sign for the Boy Scout tree that veers off the trail to the right and up a ways. We missed it on the way to the little falls, but caught it on the way back. Nice trail. I’m willing to bet it’s not nearly as crowded as in the Redwoods National Park, and probably just about as good. Keep an eye on the trail, the roots can really trip you up. This took me and my sister about 2 hours total walking about 3-4 mph.

hiking
27 days ago

Absolutely incredible Redwoods & forest. Like hiking through the primordial period.

good hike to start if you're getting back into trail running.

hiking
29 days ago

wonderful hike in the redwoods! We started about 8am, had the trail & waterfalls to ourselves. Met lots of people going back.. go early! Poles can keep you from tripping on the roots!

Stunning walk with the Redwoods!

hiking
1 month ago

Awe-inspiring hike. Walking among these giants is so incredible. Once you get to the Boy Scout tree, you could easily turn around and have seen all the best stuff. The tiny waterfall at the end isn’t much to see. But the trees on the way are amazing. Hardest part is trying not to trip as you look up!

AMAZING!!!

Oh it’s a dusty road but plenty of turn outs for cars to pass.

Nice easy walk with big trees.

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

We loved this hike! They are in the process of upgrading the trail areas, but it’s still a great area to hike. Good loops for those who want to get back to their cars. No road noise and few people.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike , pretty easy but worth the drive . More used trail than I thought it would be. I was not disappointed

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

beautiful high beginners interpretive trail. It ends at a awesome spot by the creek. Nice short hike.

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.

It was beautiful. at 75 and 66 we took our time. It took us just short of 4 hours. We did manage to out pace the couple with small children.
I would recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

loved this trail! It's an easy hike lots to see and gold mining history and even ends at a creek

Beautiful. Longer than 4.8 by a bit if you go to the falls. Even in late June not too crowded along the way and lush with ferns and other greenery. Trail does have a lot of exposed root along the way - just remember to stop and look up and around often and take it all in. Will be back frequently!

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