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Boy Scout Tree Trail

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Length


2.5 Miles 4.1 Kilometers


393' 120 m

Ascent

-502' -153 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

639' 195 m

High

212' 65 m

Low

Shared By Andreea Danielescu

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

Andreea Danielescu

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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Jan 27, 2019
Genady Shagal
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Nov 10, 2018
Andi Barneburg
Aug 7, 2018
Genady Shagal
41.768445, -124.110692
Jul 29, 2018
Helmut Kapczynski
A most amazing trail. Where else do you find an almost intact Old Growth Redwood forest? Take you time. Bring the kids. 2.9mi
Jun 28, 2018
Patty Dill
Great hike and beginning to intermediate trail with limited climbing at the end to see the B.S. Tree. Great trail to see the redwoods.
Jun 15, 2018
Serena Stoiantschewsky
Cool tree. Falls are pretty but small
May 24, 2018
Amina Lea
Dec 24, 2017
Aaron V
5mi

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  4.4 from 13 votes

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