Simpson-Reed and Peterson Loop

Crescent City, California 95531

Simpson-Reed and Peterson Loop

Simpson-Reed & Peterson Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Combining these two short loops creates an easy stroll through a picturesque redwood grove suitable for just about anyone. The old-growth redwood forest is quite lush, with a particularly dense and varied understory, including moss-covered hemlocks and a number of deciduous varieties somewhat unusual for a typical redwood forest. Interpretive signs along the Simpson-Reed section provide a good introduction to the history and ecology of the redwood forest. The grove is directly north of CA 199, but the dense foliage seems to be fairly effective at muffling some of the traffic noise."

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Trail Information

Crescent City
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Type
Skill Level
½–1 hour
The trail is open all year. Autumn can be quite colorful when the leaves of the hazels and maples are turning.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods
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Dec 2018