The Boy Scout Tree Trail
On our second day in the Redwood Forest, we hiked the Boy Scout Tree Trail. The drive to the trailhead was on a small, mountain road. Sometimes the redwoods were so close together that I didn't think our car would fit between them! The drive was very peaceful and beautiful. We got an early start and didn’t see another hiker until we were on our way back!
The trail is 2.8 miles long. At the trailhead, there were a few arguments about the fact that if it was 2.8 miles out, that means it would be 2.8 miles back. Someone thought it might be a loop trail, but I said if it doesn’t say “loop” it’s probably not a loop. After a bit of complaining, we all headed out and even made it past the Boy Scout Tree, all the way to the only waterfall in the Redwood Forest.
The trail would probably be considered a “moderate” hike and it was absolutely beautiful.