Fern Falls

Crescent City, California

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Ramble through a stunning old-growth redwood forest to a small, perennial waterfall on Jordan Creek. From the second you set out on the Boy Scout Tree Trail, you will be enchanted. Lit by the slanting rays of a midwinter sun, the furrowed bark of the massive redwoods along-side the trail shimmers gray and green. Touch the bark: It feels light and alive, its pores open to the mist and the filtered sunshine. Yes, the term “magical” is overused in the voluminous literature praising California’s redwoods, but really, there’s no more accurate way to describe the old-growth forests of the North Coast. And this one is quintessential.
Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California

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Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré (Falcon Guides)

Ramble through a stunning old-growth redwood forest to a small, perennial waterfall on Jordan Creek. From the second you set out on the Boy Scout Tree Trail, you will be enchanted. Lit by the slanting rays of a midwinter sun, the furrowed bark of the massive redwoods along-side the trail shimmers gray and green.

Touch the bark: It feels light and alive, its pores open to the mist and the filtered sunshine. Yes, the term “magical” is overused in the voluminous literature praising California’s redwoods, but really, there’s no more accurate way to describe the old-growth forests of the North Coast. And this one is quintessential.

© 2015 Tracy Salcedo-Chourré/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Crescent City
Distance: 5.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5-6 hours
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, 1111 2nd St., Crescent City, CA 95531; (707) 458-3018 (entrance station) or (707) 458-3496 (visitor center); www.parks.ca.gov
Local Maps: USGS Hiouchi CA and Crescent City CA; park map available at the visitor center and online
Driving Directions: Directions to Fern Falls

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