Boy Scout Tree Trail in the redwood forest

Boy Scout Tree Trail in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

This scene is from Boy Scout Tree Trail in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. If you want to hike there, and have not been to the area before, search for the redwood park information center in Crescent City, California.

This is one of the best trails in the north redwood parks between Avenue of the Giants and the Smith River. Jedediah Smith redwoods is between Hiouchi on Highway 199 and Crescent City on Highway 101. To reach the trailhead, you need to use the old Howland Hill Road through the midst of the park.

There is a small waterfall near the end of the trail, called Fern Falls. The Boyscout Tree, after which the trail is named, is about 80% of the way to the end. Its not marked. But at some point in the hike, you should notice a worn path going up a hillside to the right. That’s the path to take. The tree is only a couple of hundred feet or so off the main trail.

One of my favorite areas along the trail, is a huge fern glade, part of which is in the photograph seen here. A wide open vista of western sword ferns, and redwood tree trunks.

For specifics, visit this site and find Jedediah Smith redwoods: