Boy Scout Tree Trail
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This trail is part of the larger complex of Redwood National and State Parks, which spans Del Norte and Humboldt counties, and includes 44,000 acres of old-growth redwood forest and 37 miles of pristine coastline. You can find more information on all our trails and other recreational opportunities at www.nps.gov/redw. Allow at least half a day to enjoy this outstanding trail, which leads you deep into the old-growth forest before concluding at Fern Falls. Slight changes in elevation give a different perspective on the redwoods and allow a peek into the dense canopy. At 2½ miles from the trailhead, an unmarked but prevalent spur trail leads up to the Boy Scout Tree (a double redwood), so named because of its discovery by a local troop leader.
Vertical Gain or Loss: 300 Feet
Trail Distance: 2.8 Miles One-Way