The Nature Loop Trail at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in Crescent City, California is an easy and accessible 0.6-mile loop trail that runs alongside Smith River and passes through an ancient Redwood grove.
This accessible trail is flat with a smooth surface to accommodate the public. You can also use this trail to connect to the River Beach Trail.
This 0.6-mile loop was tracked clockwise - heading left at the loop trail fork first. Heading this way, hikers end up hiking alongside Smith River on the second half of the loop, after about 0.35 miles or so. From the river side, there isn't much to see, but you can filter water from the river if you carry a water filter on your hikes.
Parking: Parking can be found at the coordinates provided, a short distance from the trailhead.
Pets: Dogs are not allowed on trails at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.
Water source: Smith River is a fine water source if you carry a water filter on your hikes.
Camping: Camping is allowed nearby at the campground (not backcountry / primitive / dispersed), only by reservation. Check this site for camping reservation details.