|Height:||238.00+ ft||(72.54+ m)||Elevation:||245 ft (75 m)||GPS Latitude:||41.78185|
|Volume:||Creek:||Jordan Creek||GPS Longitude:||-124.13441|
|Width:||23.24 ft||(7.08 m)||Grove:||Metcalf Grove||Discovery Date:|
|Age:||Park:||Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP||Discovered By:|
Notes: Boy Scout Tree is a large, double-stem coast redwood: two fused trees with a combined width over 23 ft (7 m).
The naming of Boy Scout Tree remains controversial. The National Park Service claims the tree was so named because a Boy Scout troop leader discovered it. Other sources suggest the tree was named for Boy Scouts who blazed the trail to the tree or for its resemblance to a two-fingered Boy Scout salute (although Boy Scouts typically use a three-fingered salute).
Drive: Boy Scout is 291 mi (468 km) north of San Francisco near Crescent City.
Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101, exit Humboldt Road just south of Crescent City. Turn right onto Humboldt Road and drive north 1.5 mi (2.4 km) to Howland Hill Road. Turn right onto Howland Hill Road and drive north 3.1 mi (5.0 km), past Howland Hill Giant, to the Boy Scout Tree Trail sign and parking area, located at 41.76856, -124.11022.
Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101, exit Elk Valley Road just south of Crescent City. Turn left onto Elk Valley Road and drive east 1.1 mi (1.8 km) to Howland Hill Road. Turn right onto Howland Hill Road and drive 3.6 mi (5.8 km) to the Boy Scout Tree Trail sign and parking area located at 41.76856 -124.11022.
|Rating:||Easy||One-Way Distance:||2.3 mi||(3.7 km)||Ascent:||250 ft||(76 m)|
|Time:||1 hr||Off-Trail:||50 ft||(15 m)||Descent:||300 ft||(91 m)|
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Photos: Pictures of Boy Scout Tree taken from different sides