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Hiouchi Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (4)

A manageable grade and views of the Smith River and surrounding forests make this a favorite with all visitors.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Point to Point

138' 42 m

High

86' 26 m

Low

76' 23 m

Up

127' 39 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly River views and a cool bridge at the east end of the hike make this a winner for kids.

Description

Access this trail from the trailhead before the west end of the Hiouchi Bridge on Hwy 199 off the Hatton Trail. During the summer months, there is a seasonal footbridge that provides access from the Jedediah Smith Campground.

This is a lovely trail that heads next to the beautifully turquoise Smith River. Along the way, you can expect views of both the riparian (near-stream) forest and the old-growth redwoods.

The southern end of this one connects to the River Trail and Mill Creek Trail JSSP near the Stout Grove Trailhead and parking area.

Flora & Fauna

California bay, tanoak, Douglas-fir, Pacific madrone. From later summer through fall the alal, huckleberry, and thimbleberry attract lots of wildlife.

Contacts

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

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#895

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#9,081

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Photos

The foot bridge over Smith River.
Dec 23, 2016 near Bertsch…, CA
Smith River through the trees on Hiouchi Trail.
Oct 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
Smith River
Oct 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
Morning light on Hiouchi Trail on a winter morning.
Oct 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
The start of the trail is marked by this sign.
Apr 27, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
Mill Creek meanders gently into the Smith River.
May 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA

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Oct 18, 2020
Marc Daniel
With Mila — 10h 20m
Oct 10, 2019
Tim Spath
Sep 23, 2019
C Montoya
Started from stout grove. Crossed the creek. went about a 1/4 mile into trail. beautiful, much less traversed. Touch and hold a clip to pin it. U…
Jul 24, 2019
Jen Holman
Nov 17, 2018
Daneen Justice
Jul 21, 2018
Private User
Jun 18, 2018
Nikki Ramos
Jun 11, 2018
Serena Stoiantschewsky
Lots of icky bugs, decent view, nice pebble beaches