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Best trails in Crescent City

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Looking for a great trail near Crescent City, California? AllTrails has 50 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park or Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor or Chetco Point Park. Ready for some activity? There are 25 moderate trails in Crescent City ranging from 1.3 to 18.1 miles and from 6 to 2,050 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Crescent City
Top trails (50)
#1 - Fern Falls via Boy Scout Tree Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
The Boy Scout Tree Trail ranks as one of the top showcases of old-growth redwood forests in existence with truly huge trees and several distinct redwood forest types. Part of the beauty of Jedediah SmShow more
#2 - Stout Memorial Grove Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
NOTE: Howland Hill Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic between Boy Scout Tree and the west gate (near the Howland Hill Outdoor School) due to ongoing road work. This stand of huge old growth cShow more
#3 - Damnation Creek Trail
Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Due to a structural failure of a foot bridge approximately 1.75 miles from the Damnation Creek trailhead, the bridge has been closed to public access. The Damnation Creek Trail remains open to the briShow more
#4 - Simpson-Reed Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
Simpson-Reed Trail is a 0.8 mile 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 and walking.Show more
#5 - Hiouchi Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Hiouchi Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nuShow more
#6 - Myrtle Creek Trail
Smith River National Recreation Area
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h
Myrtle Creek Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offersShow more
#7 - Mill Creek Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
This half-day hike wanders through an old-growth redwood forest. Mill Creek is a crystal stream bordered by thick forest that provides excellent habitat for coho and Chinook salmon, as well as steShow more
#8 - Leiffer and Ellsworth Loops
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Take a step back in time on a trail that travels along a section of the 19th-century Crescent City Plank Road before descending into a canyon filled with hazel and vine maple. During the spring, clintShow more
#9 - Jedediah Smith River Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
Jedediah Smith River Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent City, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#10 - Howland Hill Road
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 5.6 mi
A twisting single-lane road through old-growth redwood forests. The Walker Scenic Redwood Drive is a 6 mile out-and-back drive to the Stout Memorial Grove. It winds it's way through huge old growth Show more
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