Virtual Guidebook to the Redwood National and State Parks
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
near Crescent City, Del Norte County California


This park was named for early fur trapper and explorer Jedediah Smith, first American to reach California overland. Smith struggled through here to the coast in 1826.

Exceptionally lush undergrowth and some of the tallest trees in the world make this one of the most spectacular of the redwood parks. Highway 199, the northernmost stretch of the Redwood Highway, winds through dense forest along the Smith River. The park has an extensive trail system and a large comfortable campground.



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Prime old growth redwood in the Simpson-Reed Grove at Jedediah Smith Redwoods

(June 17, 2002)


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The Stout Tree in the Stout Grove

(June 20, 2004)


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Moss-draped maples along Mill Creek

(June 20, 2004)


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A popular beach on the Smith River in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

(June 26, 2010)


Next Locality: Hiouchi on the Smith River