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Boyscout Tree Trail

Crescent City, CA

Boyscout Tree Trail is a 5.3 mile out and back trail located near Crescent City, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Hiouchi Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail..... Beautiful hike! Will for sure do again!

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Hiouchi Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

nice trail that follows the smith river and leads to an old tall tree grove. walked the trail with family aging from 13 to 50 and was manageable for all. depending on pace it can take from 2-3 hours.

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Boyscout Tree Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Good trail, relatively easy through some beautiful groves of redwoods. If you're looking for a medium length hike that's not too demanding, I'd recommend it. It took us a little over three hours, but we also stopped to take pictures! Don't miss the turnoff to see the boyscout tree itself, it's pretty impressive!

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Rain Forest - Stout Grove
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10 Completed 7 Reviews

Felt like stepping back in time walking this trail. A nice scenic drive to get to the trailhead. Super easy hike, great for little ones. The redwoods are amazing!

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Boyscout Tree Trail
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10 Completed 7 Reviews

Loved this trail. So scenic and the Boy Scout tree was amazing. A must hike if in the area.

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Rellim Ridge Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice trail but the trailhead is not where the map indicates; go all the way up howland hill rd until you get to the stout grove gate. There's another gate to the east, you have to park there then walk 3/4 mile to the entrance.

Not a lot for large redwoods but very pretty open forested trails! Moderate, long (9 miles to the end and back) but a good diversion! :-)

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Rain Forest - Stout Grove
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72 Completed 51 Reviews

Great short hike with stunning views of an old growth Giant Redwood Forest. Awesome hike, I recommend it!

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Rain Forest - Stout Grove
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68 Completed 8 Reviews

I have done many hikes in Northern California. This is probably one of the most beautiful places I have visited. Its so... surreal. Like something out of a dinosaur movie. We drove in the back way on Howland Hill Road which was definitely worth it. Its only 1 mile so take your time and enjoy your visit.

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Jedediah Smith Campground
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12 Completed 1 Reviews

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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Boyscout Tree Trail
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60 Completed 33 Reviews

Great day for a hike on 12-28-2013. We were the 3rd car at the trailhead at 10:45am. Beautiful hike with spectacular trees and mushrooms all along the way. We went to the falls first and I climbed up to the top on the trail to the left side. We missed seeing the boy scout tree on the way in because there is no longer a stake with a red flag. We did see the trail going up and to the left on the way back and decided to go up to see if it was there. We saw another couple coming down and they said it was up there. Awesome tree!!!! When we returned to our car, there were 19 cars parked and more arriving as we left.

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