Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Famous Redwoods
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Notes: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, named after American explorer Jedediah S. Smith, was established on June 3, 1929 when Save the Redwoods League dedicated Stout Grove near the confluence of Mill Creek and Smith River. Clara W. Stout, widow of lumberman Frank D. Stout, donated the 45 acre (0.18 km2) tract of old-growth redwood forest to Save the Redwoods League in memory of her late husband.

Today, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park spans more than 16 mi2 (42 km2) of terrain and includes 7% of the remaining old-growth coast redwoods on Earth. The park contains more than 32 mi (51 km) of hiking trails and receives more than 200,000 visitors annually.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park includes the largest single-stem (Juggernaut) and multi-stem (Lost Monarch) coast redwoods, the coast redwood with the widest branch (El Viejo del Norte), 1 of the 10 largest trees on Earth (Juggernaut), and 5 of the 10 largest coast redwoods (Del Norte Titan, El Viejo del Norte, Howland Hill Giant, Juggernaut, and Lost Monarch). The park contains 3 trees taller than 350 ft (106.68 m), 11 trees larger than 20,000 ft3 (566 m3), 8 trees larger than 25,000 ft3 (708 m3), 5 trees larger than 30,000 ft3 (850 m3), 3 trees larger than 35,000 ft3 (991 m3), and 2 trees larger than 40,000 ft3 (1,133 m3).

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park includes 92 coast redwood groves:

  • Ernest L. and Lou R. Adams Grove
  • William F. Allewelt, Sr. Grove
  • Barbara Knowles Anderson Grove
  • Boy Scouts of America Grove
  • Helen H. Bridge and Marjory B. Farquhar Grove
  • Maurice Broun Grove
  • Gustav Rasmus Burg and Ruthe R. Burg Grove
  • California State Park Rangers Grove
  • Chapman-Ballou Grove
  • Conrad Chapman Grove
  • John Jay Chapman Grove
  • The Ella S. Clarke Grove
  • Eloise and Herbert Conner Grove
  • Daughters of the Am. Revolution-Bicentennial Grove
  • Daughters of the Am. Revolution-National Tribute Grove
  • Alton F. and Carrie S. Davis Grove
  • Marc and Alice Davis Grove
  • Amelia Earhart Grove
  • Lincoln and Mary Louise Ellsworth Grove
  • Carrie Pratt Elwell Grove
  • Estes Grove
  • Francis P. Farquhar Grove
  • Lisa Ferguson Grove
  • J. Robertson Ferrell and David Ferrell Grove
  • David R. and Sherrill E. Fesler Grove
  • John K. Fesler Grove and Jacob Lampert Family Grove
  • Belva May Fey Grove
  • R. Walter Fey Grove
  • Fraser Grove
  • Carroll Warfield Gates Grove
  • Eugene and Edith Geswander Grove
  • Alan Gleitsman and Cheri Rosche Grove
  • Goble Grove
  • Frederick Grinnell Grove
  • Grove of Titans
  • Fannie Hartman Grove
  • Ruth Perry Hatton Grove
  • Henigson Family Grove
  • Joseph and Margaret Hipp Grove
  • G. P. W. Jensen Family Grove
  • Paul H. Kea and Grace F. Kea Grove
  • Mary Lee Kellis Grove
  • Lesley Leyson Kennedy Grove
  • Alfred A. Knopf and Helen Knopf Grove
  • C. F. Krauss Grove
  • Philip Lamson Grove
  • Houston S. Landon and Genevieve E. Landon Grove
  • Ruth H. Lasky Grove
  • Don J. Leiffer Grove
  • Dorothy and Murray Leiffer Grove
  • Lisberger Family Grove
  • Marion Walsh Lohse Grove
  • Rudolf and Frances Makkreel-Tanikawa Grove
  • Marckhoff Family Grove
  • Florence Smith Marquis Grove
  • Douglas McFarland Family Grove
  • McGrew Grove
  • Harry Levi Mead and Helen May Mead Grove
  • Lawrence C. Merriam Grove
  • Elizabeth H. Metcalf and Clara Huntington Grove
  • Jesse H. Metcalf Grove
  • Julia and Walter Meuly Grove
  • Henry H. and Bertha S. Meyers Grove
  • Ruth Cottrell Morris Grove
  • National Tribute Grove
  • Charles A. and Eleanor A. Nebel Grove
  • Frances M. Newland Grove
  • Organ Donors’ Grove
  • The Biba and Jon Parker Grove
  • Ann E. Pitzer and Fred B. Bromley Grove
  • Marian and R. Starr Parker Grove
  • Parks, Lenton, Lamblin, Zanger Family Grove
  • Fred Somers Peterson and Helen Holton Peterson Grove
  • Rannells Family Grove
  • Edna Ruble, Florence Baker and Samuel Baker Grove
  • Mary Clayton Shaw Grove
  • The Shearer-Sermon Family Grove
  • Ruth Adams Skinner and Leona Ann Stelter Grove
  • Dudley Chase Smith Family Grove
  • Jedediah Smith Grove
  • Frank D. Stout Grove
  • M. J. T. Grove
  • Mary Taft and Devereux Butcher Grove
  • Paul R. Tappan Family Grove
  • Eleanor Lee Templeman Grove
  • Calvin K. and Doreen B. Townsend Grove
  • Sidney and Baird Treat Grove
  • Anthony M. and Ann M. Turano Grove
  • James Tyson Grove
  • Bela Wellman Grove
  • John T. Whitehurst Grove
  • Pat and Berthold Zoffer Grove

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park includes the following coast redwoods:

New Hope is the tallest tree, Juggernaut is the largest single-stem tree, and Lost Monarch is the largest multi-stem tree in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

Visit parks.ca.gov for more seasonal hours and more information.

Drive: Hiouchi Information Center in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is located at 1440 U.S. Highway 199 in Crescent City, California 292 mi (470 km) north of San Francisco.

Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101, exit right to U.S. Highway 199 toward Grants Pass. Drive east 5.2 mi (8.4 km) on U.S. Highway 199 to Hiouchi Information Center.

Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101, exit left to U.S. Highway 199 toward Grants Pass onto Elk Valley Cross Road. Turn left onto U.S. Highway 199 and drive east 4.5 mi (7.2 km) on U.S. Highway 199 to Hiouchi Information Center.

Look for the Redwood National and State Parks Information sign on your left.

Photos: Pictures of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Hiouchi Visitor Center Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Crescent City Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Smith River Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Mill Creek Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Grove of Titans Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Del Norte Titan Tree Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Lost Monarch Tree Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - El Viejo del Norte Tree Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Howland Hill Giant Tree Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - New Hope Tree Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Juggernaut Tree/Grogan's Fault Tree/Spartan Tree