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Smith River, California Map

Really a 1 1/2 which is the worst rating I've ever given a hike... Miles of dirt mountain roads to get to and the trail is just another dirt road that is overgrown. The highlight was a wrong turn and going up toward Mt Emily. But even the views were tainted because of the nearby fire. The trail itself is a nothing and even though sites say the trail is 1.8 miles I didn't actually find the site and never will. The track I posted is wrong as well. The trail was an out and back and it appears as a loop for some reason... Highly recommend that no one bothers with this one!

Nice clean trail. Caution though as the drive in is a little rough. The drive in is 4 miles of largely 1 lane road, with no actual pull outs if you meet someone going the opposite way. Fairly rutted in places too making for a fairly long 4 miles.

10 months ago

Beautiful little redwood trail that is only one of two places redwoods are in Oregon and this one almost straddles the Ca border. I found this online somewhere and decided to do it a year ago. The only disappointment is that it is so short and takes a little time to get to. There are some beautiful old growth redwoods that are definitely in a place you wouldn't expect. The trail is 4 miles up a very little used dirt road off the Winchuck. There are a few old logging roads on the way up that are nice hikes that I have done with my dog and I seldom see anyone else there...