Redwood National Parks Trail Spotlight: Adam Grove in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in Del Norte County, California

Surround yourself with soaring redwoods along the trails of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Meander through an enchanted forest of ancient trees, mossy canopies and crystal-clear streams. Start exploring yourself within the Adams Grove. 

Hiking Trail Information:

Trail Distance: 0.6 mile out and back

Elevation Change: 20 feet

Accessible: No

Dog-friendly: No

Mountain Bike Trail: No

Distance from Crescent City: 10 minutes, 7 miles

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What You’ll See on the Adams Grove Trail:

Wander through a quiet wood with tall, thick-barked redwoods dotting the way. The path descends just a bit toward Smith River into a hollow revealing the modest but alluring Adams Grove. Take just a moment to bask in one of the sunbeams that dance through the grove. 

Note that trailhead parking at Adams Grove is tricky. Look for the Ernest & Lou Adams Grove sign on the western side of Highway 199 and park on the narrow bank of dirt.

Why We Love this Redwood National Park Trail: 

When you don’t have a lot of time, the trailhead is right on Highway 199 so you can jump right into forest surroundings. Adams Grove is a short, easy stroll and reveals a splendid grove of old growth redwoods at the end of the .3 miles.

Fuel Up

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