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This trail offers great views of the South Fork of the Smith River, ending at the confluence with Craig's Creek. It is located just 15 minutes from Crescent City.

Miners and pack animals followed this trail on the late 1800s. As you climb to vista points high above the South Fork of the Smith River , you will pass through dramatic changes in plant communities including old growth redwood, Douglas fir, knobcone pine, and younger stands of alder, tan oak, live oak, and chinquapin. The trail ends at the confluence of Craig's Creek and the South Fork of the Smith.

Directions: From Crescent City, Take Hwy. 101 to the junction with Hwy. 199. Go east on 199 to the junction with South Fork Road turn right and follow the sign to park at the river access area. Walk back to the South Fork Rd. crossing it to access trail above the George Tryon Bridge

Elevation: 400 feet

Distance: 3.7 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

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Six Rivers National Forest, California

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