Stout - 9th Largest Tree in Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP
Height: 325.00+ ft (99.06+ m) Elevation: 112 ft (34 m) GPS Latitude: 41.79094
Volume: 21,966 ft3 (622 m3) Creek: Mill Creek GPS Longitude: -124.08320
Width: 16.70 ft (5.09 m) Grove: Stout Grove Discovery Date:
Age: Park: Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP Discovered By:

Notes: Stout Tree, also known as Big Tree (not to be confused with Big Tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park) is the 9th largest (8th largest single-stem) tree in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and the largest tree in Stout Grove. In 1929, Clara W. Stout, widow of lumberman Frank D. Stout, donated a 0.07 mi2 (0.18 km2) tract of old-growth redwood forest to Save the Redwoods League in memory of her late husband. Stout Grove became the first dedicated grove in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

Drive: Stout is 290 mi (467 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 5.2 mi (8.4 km) to the Stout Grove entrance. Turn left and drive 700 ft (213 m) to the Stout Grove parking area.

Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101 exit at North Bank Road/CA Highway 197 just north of Crescent City. Drive south 6.7 mi (10.8 km) then turn left onto U.S. Highway 199. Drive east 2.8 mi (4.5 km) and turn right on to South Fork Road/County Road 427. Drive south 0.5 mi (0.8 km) and turn right onto Douglas Park Drive. In 1.3 mi (2.1 km), soon after you enter Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, you will reach a fork in the road with no signs indicating road names: left to Pacomo Camp Drive and straight to Howland Hill Road. Continue straight/west 1.1 mi (1.8 km) on Howland Hill Road, past the yellow Rough Narrow Winding Road sign, to the Stout Grove entrance. Turn right and drive 700 ft (213 m) to the Stout Grove parking area.

Hike: From the trailhead, walk northeast/downhill 500 ft (152 m) on the paved path toward the Stout Grove Loop Trail. Turn left/north at the trail junction and walk north 300 ft (91 m) on Stout Grove Loop Trail to Stout Tree located on the right/eastern side of the trail.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 800 ft (244 m) Ascent: 0 ft (0 m)
Time: 5 min Off-Trail: 20 ft (6 m) Descent: 40 ft (12 m)
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