Peterson Memorial Trail

Jedediah Smith Redwoods California State Park
Located 5.8 miles from Crescent City, California (CA)
4 Stars
578 Steps 1  (0.3 mi)

The Peterson Memorial Trail is a short trail that connects with the Simpson-Reed Trail.

Peterson Memorial Trail


The Peterson Memorial Trail has a maximum elevation of 65 ft (20 m), a minimum elevation of 40 ft (12 m), and an elevation range of 25 ft (8 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
5780.3 mi40 ft65 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
7 min2.226 ft1 ft
[ B to A ]
6 min0.11 ft26 ft

What is the length of the Peterson Memorial Trail?

The length of the trail is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) or 578 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Peterson Memorial Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 7 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 6 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 Peterson Memorial 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 Peterson Memorial trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Peterson Memorial 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.