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Boy Scout Tree Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (18)

A nice trail leading through the forest with some redwoods and a waterfall at the end.


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2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

639' 195 m

High

212' 65 m

Low

393' 120 m

Up

502' 153 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly While the full out and back distance might be a little far for younger kids, older kids will love measuring themselves against these giants.

Description

The trailhead will be on the left side of Howland Hill Road and will be well marked. Look for cars parked on the right hand side (north of the road). This is a nice forested path that will take you through some redwoods. Towards the end of the trail will be a set of stairs that leads up to the Boy Scout redwood tree. This behemoth is truly remarkable. The double trunk of the redwood will dwarf any others, and this is a great spot to simply appreciate this incredible tree species.

Once you've seen the Boy Scout tree, you can 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 waterfall. This is a great place to have snack before heading back to the car.

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Andreea Danielescu

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  4.4 from 18 votes

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The banana slug is one of the token species of this area.
Apr 28, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
The Boy Scout Tree Trail is beautifully built, allowing you to worry less about where you place your feet and more about soaking up your colossal surroundings.
Apr 28, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
Among the redwoods on the way to the Boy Scout Tree
Jan 5, 2020 near Bertsch…, CA
Boy Scout Tree.
Jul 9, 2018 near Bertsch…, CA
The Boy Scout Tree
Jan 5, 2020 near Bertsch…, CA
Boy Scout Tree Trail on Jul 16, 2016.
Jul 16, 2016 near Bertsch…, CA

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Sep 24, 2019
C Montoya
Beautiful hike through scenic redwoods, worth taking the spur to see boy scout tree
Aug 27, 2019
Charlotte Collins
2.5mi
Aug 12, 2019
Jonathan Talisman
Aug 5, 2019
Stella Winston
With Lee, Teddy, Zoe.
Jul 4, 2019
David Tompkins
May 28, 2019
Caroline Hartford
beautiful day for our hike — 11h 46m
Apr 4, 2019
Richard Vogel
Awesome Muddy 5mi
Mar 14, 2019
Ben Brown