Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Crescent City

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Enjoy hiking and camping in the idyllic setting of , where redwoods stand tall next to the Smith River. The park and river are named for one of the first American explorers to travel from the Mississippi River to California. More than 29 km (18 mi) of trails weave through the ancient trees, and 100 campsites are available for overnight visits. Some of the most scenic campsites are near the banks of the river, where you can fish and lounge on the beach. Book your campsite online in advance to guarantee your spot near your activities of choice. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park by using our Crescent City day trip website.
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  • This grove was my least favorite, although I appreciate the fact that it gives access to everyone because it is a "drive-thru" experience. The road was dusty and it was difficult to pass cars in... 
    This grove was my least favorite, although I appreciate the fact that it gives access to everyone because it is a "drive-thru" experience. The road was dusty and it was difficult to pass cars in...  more »
  • Wanted to see some redwoods to celebrate my 60th birthday. Drove to the park, specifically to the Stout Trail, since it was rated as an easy hike. The hike was perfect, but even the drive from the... 
    Wanted to see some redwoods to celebrate my 60th birthday. Drove to the park, specifically to the Stout Trail, since it was rated as an easy hike. The hike was perfect, but even the drive from the...  more »
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  • I'm fifty and this was my first trip to see the redwoods. I hugged these trees, literally. And spent my time there in awe. Such giants. The park and facilities were clean and well kept. The trails and campgrounds were very nice, though I felt like a dinosaur might appear on the path of that primeval forest at any moment. The park's proximity to both the coast and lovely Smith River makes it even better, Highly recommend!
  • We only got to do 2 of the several trails, Simpson Reed trail and Grove of Titans. We also did the driving trail. Just those 3 took us over 3 hours to do and we were kind of rushing. It was cold, damp and slippery so be prepared properly to watch the weather and wear the right shoes. Elderly or disabled will probably have a hard time on the Grove of Titans as the path up is steep. The trees are incredible. I wish people would respect nature and not carve in them, dead or alive. It would be amazing to come back and spend and entire day. We saw no animals just some snails and slugs. Oh, driving into the Grove of Titans is very snug one way road so drive carefully.

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