Hiouchi Trail

Jedediah Smith Redwoods California State Park
Located 6.1 miles from Crescent City, California (CA)
4 Stars
3,971 Steps 1  (1.8 mi)

The Hiouchi Trail is a popular trail that follows alongside the Smith River as it meanders through the Giant Redwoods. There are several trailheads; the main trailhead is located off Highway 199, near the eastern end of the Hatton Trail. At this location the trail begins with a short grade, but levels off for the rest of the hike. During the summer months there is a seasonal bridge that crosses the Smith River for easier access from the Jedediah Smith campground to the southern end of the Hiouchi Trail which also leads to the stunning Stout Grove.

Hiouchi TrailHiouchi RiverHiouchi Trailhead


The Hiouchi Trail has a maximum elevation of 204 ft (62 m), a minimum elevation of 103 ft (31 m), and an elevation range of 101 ft (31 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
3,9711.8 mi103 ft204 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
48 min6.173 ft144 ft
[ B to A ]
49 min12.0144 ft73 ft

What is the length of the Hiouchi Trail?

The length of the trail is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) or 3,971 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Hiouchi Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 48 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 49 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 Hiouchi 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 Hiouchi trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Hiouchi 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.