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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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Rain Forest - Stout Grove
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60 Completed 48 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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58 Completed 7 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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59 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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Jedediah Smith Campground
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41 Completed 41 Reviews

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Boyscout Tree Trail
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41 Completed 41 Reviews

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Boyscout Tree Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail, just completed it today. Well maintained! Near the end of the trail look for a red flag (staked at the ground) and head right up the trail to the Boy Scout Tree. Well worth the hike, thanks to the friendly hikers letting us know to where to turn :)

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Rain Forest - Stout Grove
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Good bang for the buck if you want to see redwoods. Short easy hike and easily accessible.

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Paradise Trail
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23 Completed 4 Reviews

Not sure where this trail begins to list as 15.2 miles out and back. We hiked the 1 mile up, with numerous switchbacks, until the trail split. We then hiked the 1 mile in on Rock Creek trail. Little Bald Hills trail was the other trail at the split and looked well maintained. The Rock Creek trail on the other hand, was quite overgrown in spots. We did have one rattlesnake encounter and saw fresh bear scat. Also, there was lots of poison oak towards the end of trail. The hike was 1 mile up and 1 mile down and then return. Not too strenuous, but a decent workout.

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Boyscout Tree Trail
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19 Completed 6 Reviews

One if my favorite hikes! Easy trail, amazingly beautiful forest. The journey to the Boy Scout tree is worth your time, the actual tree is the icing on top. Highly recommended for families.

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