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Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail

 
 
Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 7, 2006
1. Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail Marker
Inscription.  Discovery the unique features of an old-growth redwood forest. Welcome to the Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail! You are in the midst of an ancient redwood forest. Here, you will see trees of many ages that create a multi-layered forest ceiling or canopy. You will also see many large fallen trees in various stages of decay, and standing trees that are several hundred years old. As you stroll along this ½ mile loop trail you will discover some of the special features of this old-growth redwood forest and experience the inspirational qualities that helped champion its protection.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 41° 48.692′ N, 124° 6.52′ W. Marker is in Crescent City, California, in Del Norte County. Marker is at the intersection of Redwood Highway (US 199) and Walker Road on Redwood Highway (US 199). The marker is located in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crescent City CA 95531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Simpson-Reed Grove (here, next to this marker); National Tribute Grove
Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 7, 2006
2. Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp Lincoln (approx. 1½ miles away); Pioneer Stage Road to Oregon (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Metcalf Grove (approx. 3.3 miles away); Tetrapod (approx. 5.8 miles away); Crescent City Tsunami, 1964 (approx. 6 miles away); Redwood National Park (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crescent City.
 
Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 7, 2006
3. Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail
Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 7, 2006
4. Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 3, 2023