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Boy Scout Tree

(to Boy Scout Tree)
4.8 miles round trip
500 feet elevation gain

Moderate (to Fern Falls)
5.8 miles round trip
600 feet elevation gain 

Left: The Boy Scout Tree.
Below right: Howland Hill Road.
Below left: Redwoods along the trail.

While crowds throng to the big redwoods in the Stout Grove, few hikers discover the even larger trees in this rainforest just a few miles away. A well-graded trail leads 2.4 miles to the 20-foot-thick Boy Scout Tree. An extra half mile walk takes you to lacy little Fern Falls. Dogs are not allowed.

Part of the fun of this trip is discovering the...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.

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