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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Overview
Named after the intrepid explorer, Jedediah Strong Smith, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park offers hiking and nature trails, river access, a visitor center with exhibits and a nature store. Managed cooperatively by the National Park Service and California State Parks, it is on Highway 199, 9 miles east of Crescent City. Phone (707) 465-7335 for more information.

Camping
Tent/RV camping: Sites 13, 17, 25, 37, 39, and 41 are accessible including parking and routes. There are accessible routes to restrooms/showers from these sites.

Cabin camping: All four cabins within the campground are accessible, including parking and routes. Electricity is available within the cabins. There are no restrooms in the cabins.

Restrooms/Showers: An accessible restroom/shower building is located directly across from site 40. Accessible parking is available at the restroom. One restroom opposite site 13 has a usable toilet.

The Campfire Center has both upper and lower accessible seating areas.

Picnic Area
The picnic area has 10 accessible tables with pedestal grills, and several accessible parking spaces. Routes and restrooms within the picnic area are accessible.

Trails
The Stout Memorial Grove Loop Trail is generally accessible. Some steep slopes are located along the route, for about 0.5 mile through redwood forests. The service road access to the trailhead from the parking lot is approximately 500 feet of steep downhill slope. The service road could be a challenging route for some users. The trailhead, accessible restroom, and accessible parking are located at the east end of the Stout Memorial Grove parking lot.

The Simpson Reed Peterson Memorial Trails are a 0.93 mile accessible loop trail experience through old growth Redwoods. The surface is compacted aggregate. The trail is generally flat at less than 5% slopes with intermittent sections between 5% to 8%. Accessible parking and non-flush accessible restroom is located off Walker Road (not Highway 199).

The Nature River Trails is a 0.6 mile accessible trail through redwood forest with views of the Smith River from the day-use area to the campground. The surface is compacted aggregate. There is one armored crossing on the trail that water flows over during rain events that might be challenging for some users. The trail is generally flat at less than 5% slopes with intermittent sections between 5% to 12%. An accessible picnic area is located at the trailhead of the Nature Trail in the day-use area. Accessible parking and restrooms are located near both trailheads.

The Leiffer Trail ***As of April 2024, the Leiffer Trail is not currently accessible. Recent rain events have caused portions of the trail to be washed out. Stabilization of the trail and a reopening date is not determined at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

Accessible Trail Data
Trail Name Running Slope Cross Slope Trail Width Trail Surface
Simpson Reed Peterson Memorial Trails 3% Average 5 FT Average Aggregate, Wood, & Plastic lumber
8% Maximum 5% Maximum 5 FT Minimum
Nature River Trails 3% Average 4% Average 5 FT Average Aggregate
11% Maximum 5% Maximum 5 FT Minimum
Leiffer Trail 3% Average 2.2% Average 5 FT Average Aggregate, Wood, & Rock
10% Maximum 5% Maximum 4 FT Minimum


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