Smith River Scenic Byway
National Forest: Siskiyou National Forest - California, Six Rivers National Forest
Length: 33.0 mi / 53.1 km
Time to Allow: 1 hour
This U.S. Forest Service Scenic Byway is highlighted by white-water rapids on the Smith River, redwoods, rhododendrons, ferns and diverse geological land forms and ecosystems.
When Jedediah Strong Smith, the quintessential American mountain man, explored the extreme northwest corner of California, the wild river, massive redwoods, and botanical variety in what is now Six Rivers National Forest must have overwhelmed him.