Simpson- Reed Trail Loop

Crescent City, CA
Length: 0.93 mi.
Type: Lollipop

About This Trail

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This short, mild trail leads through lush ancient coastal redwoods. Fallen trees give life to ferns, redwood sorrel (resembles clover), hemlock and huckleberries. The trail loops a grove near the Smith River. Although located close to US-199, the dense forest helps to dampen the traffic noise and helps to give an enchanted feeling.  To stay along the loop, turn right at each intersection.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Elevation gain 38 ft.
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Creek / River, Shaded Hike, Tree Climbing, and Wildlife Viewing

Handicap accessible
Restrooms available
No Dogs
Please stay on trails- the base of the trees is fragile
Bug spray recommended

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Park in one of the two small pullouts at the beginning of Walker Road and walk a few yards along the road to the trailhead itself.

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Being outside is how I re-charge. It gives me perspective, fills me with gratitude and provides an opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of everyday life. I am fortunate to share this passion with my amazing husband and our son.  I was born and raised in the PNW but I love exploring any area I can get to. One of my favorite things about Hike it Baby is that I have a built in community of friends to provide trail suggestions anywhere we go.


Trail Head


Trail Map

Getting There

Exit Walker Road off U.S. 199 and proceed north ~.1 mile to marked trailhead on right (east) side of road.