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Very peaceful and humbling

It takes some detirmination to find this trail due to poor signage and even worse road, but it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mendon, New York
This is the Ewok Adventure type area.

This trail is really needing some work. Rough, wet, exposed. But the payoff is more Fern Falls than... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Crescent City, CA
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Howland Hill Rd, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It takes some detirmination to find this trail due to poor signage and even worse road, but it is well worth it. Sturdy footwear is a must, especially if the trail is wet. It's very slippery in places. The trees and forest are truly awe...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank OneSSMolly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trail is really needing some work. Rough, wet, exposed. But the payoff is more Fern Falls than Boy Scout Tree. The tree is unique and Historic locally, but the cascading falls are so relaxing and beautiful. I have video on my face book page...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RickCrescentCity_CA
Reviewed December 6, 2018

This is well worth doing at least once. It takes a little while and there places you can trip so pay attention.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alanvoetsch
Reviewed November 29, 2018

The kids and I loved this trail. It was serene. Keep driving back to the trailhead..you'll get there! Not sure how anyone could give this less than 5 green dots. Very serene. The kids and I loved Jedidiah more than the Redwood park farther south.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KRM210
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We hiked this trail with 2 teenagers who loved it! I guess you can hike further than the tree and see a waterfall, we didn't know that until after we had already left. We were pretty disappointed. The tree is HUGE and magnificent!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lurendae2015
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Hiking the Boy Scout trail is like being on the Moon of Endor. Thick forested old growth redwoods, but no water until the end. Very peaceful and relaxing if the water is flowing. We don't get snow melt so much so the creek gets pretty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RickCrescentCity_CA
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We specifically stayed in Crescent City so that we could visit the Redwoods. I will go again. There is still so much more hiking and stops to make.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ruth R
Reviewed September 11, 2018

My girlfriend and I hiked both the B,S, Tree Trail and the James Irvine Trail during our trip, and we both thought that B.S. Tree Trail was the better of the two trails: the trees seemed bigger. The B.S. trail was in great shape.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Greg0ry
Reviewed September 8, 2018

After having been through various trails in Redwoods N.P. and Prairie Creek R.S.P., this was nothing special. Save your energy for Stout Grove.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JimM-NJ
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We started out early on this hike, the trail is 2.8 miles to Fern Falls, then follow the same trail back 2.8 miles. Bring a walking stick and wear good shoes there are lots of roots that could twist an ankle is you're not very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 5, 2018|
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Response from RickCrescentCity_CA | Reviewed this property |
I know this is old but may come up again. This is a county maintained road. It does get a little rough but is no problem to drive. I have seen 4X to Prius on it. Rental cars are on it all the time. Only accidents l know... More
Katerina E
April 23, 2017|
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No it is free