Boy Scout Tree

The Boy Scout Tree

  • Moderate (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

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.

Howland Hill Road