Sunday, September 11, 2011

Boy Scout Hike in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

From Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park we drove further north to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, where we spent the following night. It was already late afternoon when we got there, so we quickly set up the tent to have enough daylight for the hike we had planned.

We set out for a 7-mile long (round trip) Boy Scout Hike, which was both amazing and disappointing. The amazing aspect of the trail were the giant Redwood trees, which made us feel like dwarfs. Disappointment came from the waterfall at the end of the trail, which was supposed to be the highlight of our hike. However, the waterfall was so small that I’m not even sure if it deserves to be called that. I would still recommend this hike, as long as you are more interested in a beautiful forest hike than seeing a waterfall.

The hike took us around 3h and I would consider it to be easy. It was mostly flat and shaded, and it seemed like a nice hike to do with kids.

Redwood Forest:

That's the waterfall at the end of the hike: