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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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15 Completed 8 Reviews

lots of great things to see on this little hike. easy for all ages.

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Boyscout Tree Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Legitimate trail with easy access and a rather novice experience all the way around. The Boy Scout Tree is as majestic as many of the larger Redwoods you may come across. However, it's not the end of the trail, mind you. I would suggest the general consensus would say the waterfall is the end of the trail, but some will recognize there are a few other routes to include following the waterfall up the mountain a ways. Worth doing more than once, too. l

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Simpson-Reed Trail
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133 Completed 125 Reviews

Great hike just off Hwy. 199 in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Beautiful redwood trees.

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Rain Forest - Stout Grove
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133 Completed 125 Reviews

Short hike through some amazing redwoods. One of my favorites.

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Howland Hill Road
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133 Completed 125 Reviews

Pretty drive through some amazing redwood forests. It's a dirt road and can get a little rough.

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Boyscout Tree Trail
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14 Completed 7 Reviews

Great hike. What I liked about this hike was that I don't remember seeing any signs or fences other than at the trailhead. So I was able to really enjoy it without feeling like I was being led in a rat maze. The groves of Redwoods here were amazing.

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Rain Forest - Stout Grove
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14 Completed 7 Reviews

Not a bad hike. Very short and very easy.

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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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15 Completed 8 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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