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greenBlue Boy Scout Tree Trail

Trail

2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 393' 120 m
Descent: -502' -153 m
High: 639' 195 m
Low: 212' 65 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Andreea Danielescu

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

Andreea Danielescu

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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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
Jan 27, 2019
Genady Shagal
not yet
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.

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in California

#460

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