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USA Boy Scout Tree Trail

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This is a very popular trail. If you get to the trailhead after ten, you might not find a spot to park. I got to the trailhead before anyone else at about 6:30 AM and didn't see another soul until I was almost back to my car three hours later. After seeing so many other mammoth trees along the way, the "Boy Scout Tree" doesn't in my opinion stand out all that much but is still a very impressive tree and the spectacular hike through a gorgeous redwood forest is worth it. The trail is one of the most pristine old-growth forest trails you’ll ever see.

Photography Tips

Wide to super wide angle lens. Coastal Redwoods can grow up to 360 feet (110 meters) high and 18 feet (5.5 meters) wide.

Travel Information

The marked trailhead and parking area is on the north side of Howland Hill Road. This road is on many lists as one of the most scenic backroad drives in America. It's a narrow twisting dirt road leading through the heart of a redwood forest. Driving it is the next best thing to actually hiking a redwood trail. There's enough parking at or near the trailhead to accommodate perhaps 15 vehicles. There are periodic pullouts that would accommodate additional parking up and down the road before and after the trailhead that would require a short hike to get to the trailhead.
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Sunrise during spring
Sunrise & Sunset 05:54 - 20:50 | current local time: 02:35
Photo Themes Old Growth Forest

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