Boy Scout Tree Trail

5.6 Miles


Water Source

The Boy Scout Tree Trail at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in Crescent City, California is a moderate 2.8-mile out-and-back trail that leads to a waterfall, Fern Falls.

The trailhead is on the left side of Howland Hill Road. This trail is a beautiful forested path that will take you through some huge redwoods along the way to Fern Falls. A bit more than half-way to Fern Falls, the trail heads up a set of stairs to the Boy Scout Redwood tree.
After the Boy Scout tree, you will head back down to the main trail and continue onward a short distance to Fern Falls.

The falls have a nice resting spot where visitors can enjoy the view. If you visit during mid-Summer, Fern Falls may be somewhat dried up, so plan your hike around heavy rains or the Spring to see Fern Falls in action.

Parking: Parking can be found at the coordinates provided, by the trailhead.

Water sources: If you carry a water filter, you can refill your water bottle from the streams along the trail.

Pets: Dogs are not allowed on this trail or at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

Biking: Biking is not allowed on this trail.

Camping: Camping and backpacking is not allowed on this trail.

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41.768532, -124.110255

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508 '

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1635 '

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5.6 miles
Trail added
August 09, 2019
Updated on
August 13, 2019
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