“A manageable grade and views of the Smith River and surrounding forests make this a favorite with all visitors.”
— Zander Göpfert
River/Creek · Views · Wildlife
A fairly flat, point-to-point trail along the Smith River.
Access this trail from the trailhead before the west end of the Hiouchi Bridge on Hwy 199 off the Hatton Trail
. During the summer months, there is a seasonal footbridge that provides access from the Jedediah Smith Campground.
This is a lovely trail that heads next to the beautifully turquoise Smith River. Along the way, you can expect views of both the riparian (near-stream) forest and the old-growth redwoods.
The southern end of this one connects to the River Trail
and Mill Creek Trail
JSSP near the Stout Grove Trailhead and parking area.
Flora & Fauna
California bay, tanoak, Douglas-fir, Pacific madrone. From later summer through fall the alal, huckleberry, and thimbleberry attract lots of wildlife.