Stout Grove Trail

Crescent City, CA
Length: 0.60 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This quick, short trail leads through a 44-acre grove of old-growth coastal redwoods. The lush ground covering of ferns and redwood sorrel (resembles clover) combined with the dense forest create a magical experience. From the trailhead, you’ll head downhill to the flat, well-maintained loop trail. This trail will come to a junction with two other trails.  If you’re taking the loop clockwise, the first junction you arrive at will take you to Smith River and the campground via Hiouchi Trail and Mill Creek Trail. The second junction connects to River Trail which will lead you towards Little Bald Hills Trail.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Elevation gain 50 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Shaded Hike, Tree Climbing, and Wildlife Viewing

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

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

No fee

Trail Contributor

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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

Starting south on Highway 101, turn north on Humboldt Road. After 1.5 miles, turn right on Howland Hill Road.  You’ll drive approximately 6 miles before turning left into the parking area for Stout Grove.

From the north on Highway 101, 3.3 miles south of Smith River, turn east on Route 197. After 6.8 miles, turn left on to US-199. Drive 2.8 miles before turning right on South Fork Road, crossing the Smith River. After approximately a half mile, turn right on Douglas Park Drive and continue 2.3 miles to the turnoff for the Stout Grove Parking Area.