Hatton Trail

Jedediah Smith Redwoods California State Park
Located 6.5 miles from Crescent City, California (CA)
4 Stars
3,985 Steps 1  (1.8 mi)

One of the more popular trails within the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is the Hatton Trail. From the southern trailhead, a short distance after the start of the hike, the trail begins to climb but evens out to a level trail as it meanders through old growth Redwoods and ferns; the Douglas Fir and Big Leaf Maple and other native trees that grow here are covered with moss due to the damp rainforest environment and adds to the enchanted feel of the forest. For a longer and more energetic hike, the Hatton Trail connects to the Hiouchi Trail which follows the riverbank of the fast flowing Smith River.

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The Hatton Trail has a maximum elevation of 292 ft (89 m), a minimum elevation of 74 ft (23 m), and an elevation range of 218 ft (66 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
3,9851.8 mi74 ft292 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
51 min11.8142 ft120 ft
[ B to A ]
48 min10.0120 ft142 ft

What is the length of the Hatton Trail?

The length of the trail is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) or 3,985 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Hatton Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 51 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 48 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Hatton Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Jedediah Smith Redwoods California State Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Smith River, CA
  2. North Topo Map: High Divide, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: High Plateau Mountain, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Crescent City, CA
  5. Topo Map: Hiouchi, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Gasquet, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Sister Rocks, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Childs Hill, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Canthook Mountain, CA

Is there a Hatton trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Hatton Trail is located on the Hiouchi topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.