SITE 30
STOUT GROVE, JEDEDIAH SMITH REDWOODS STATE PARK

Directions: Go south on Highway 101 0.4 mile, turn left on Elk Valley Road, go 1 mile to Howland Hill Road, turn right. After 1 mile the road steepens and narrows, not advisable for RVs or trailers. Drive 4.8 miles, turn left, park in paved parking area.

Amenities:

hiking restrooms lodging food gas accessible bird by car

Site:
 Redwood National and State Parks
 
Description:
A ½-mile loop trail is an easy walk in a majestic grove of ancient redwoods—among the first areas protected in 1929 by Save-the-Redwoods League. Forest species include Marbled Murrelet, Swainson’s and Varied Thrush, Winter Wren, and Red-breasted Nuthatch. A short side trail leads from the grove to the banks of the Smith River and the mouth of Mill Creek. Survey the river corridor for Common Merganser, American Dipper, Belted-Kingfisher, and Osprey.
 
stout grove map
 
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