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Boy Scout Big Tree Trail

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Boy Scout Big Tree Trail

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Gabriel W wrote a review Oct 18
13 contributions
Great views and semi challenging trail. I have for kids so made about a mile up hill and we’re toast. If you have small kids check Mill creek trail it’s about .15 miles to west on Howland rd.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Candice C wrote a review Feb 2020
Atlanta, Georgia17 contributions6 helpful votes
It is a 6 miles roundtrip easy/moderate hike. There are areas with moderate inclines and spots that are super muddy. The trail is filled with tree roots, so use extra caution. At the end of the trail is a beautiful waterfall (Fern Falls). The entrance to the park was free and parking was super easy to find. I read that this trail gets really crowded but I went during a winter weekday and dodged the crowds. Saw about 10 other people on the hike the entire time, which was great.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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P H wrote a review Nov 2019
146 contributions47 helpful votes
If a tree in this forest is called “big” - well, then you know its really BIG :). A lovely trail through more wonderful forest and fern - just beautiful.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Jennifer B wrote a review Nov 2019
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This trail is maintained but not groomed. It was rough enough to be slightly challenging but not difficult at all
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Date of experience: October 2019
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JohnKoot1981 wrote a review Sep 2019
Newcastle, Australia27 contributions19 helpful votes
Did this trail at the start of September 2019. Highly recommend this walk if you are coming to the area. I found this with a quick search on Google, really glad I did!! To find it you head out of Crescent City into Jebediah Smith Redwoods State Park. The road will turn from asphalt to gravel, keep heading along the road until you see an area that can fit about 6-10 cars. You will go through some pretty amazing Redwoods on the road, it is narrow, so slow going but definitely worth it!! Once you get to the trail there is a sign with distances, the trail is 2.8 Miles to Vernal Falls which is about 9km round trip. The trail itself is something else, it is really quiet and peaceful. The Redwoods are out of this world. The trail is a bit rough and plenty of ups and downs, none of the hills are overly demanding but they will take a bit of work. Vernal falls was well worth the hike and a great place to rest and get some photos. I took it pretty easy on the way back so I could take more photos, although they don't do the hike justice!! I would recommend having a decent level of walking fitness to do this hike, it isn't overly taxing but is long, if you're not used to hiking I would definitely take extra water. I only had 1 bottle and that was plenty. It was a perfect morning for the hike, about 22deg and a bit of cloud cover. There were about 15 other people on the trail but I would expect it gets busier on weekends. If you are traveling anywhere near this part of California, this is a must do activity!!! All up it took me 1hr and 45mins, that was with a 15min stop at Vernal falls and taking my time on the way back.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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