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Hikes & Trails

Time to Get Off the Beaten Path!

Meander through remote trails winding through Redwoods, find yourself speechless in Jurassic-like fern-covered canyons, and paddle across picturesque lagoons. All of these unforgettable adventures are all just a short drive away from Trinidad. 

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Experience this magical 1.1-mile loop trail and see many water features along the way. This trail is good for all skill levels and is accessible year-round.
Redwood Creek Trail
Redwood Creek Trail is a longer trail, following Redwood Creek through elk-inhabited meadows and wooded forests, located right near Orick. Rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and camping.
(15.4 miles out & back)
Photo Courtesy of Alexandra Lamachenka
The James Irvine Trail is a gorgeous hike through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ending at the beach near Fern Canyon. Accessible year round, this trail is an amazing day-long hike from the Redwoods to the ocean and back!
(11.2-mile loop)
Photo Courtesy of Jess Druze
Trillium Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Orick. Take this trail for a chance to see a waterfall. The trail is often used for hiking, walking and is best used from April until October.
Tall Trees Grove
A must-see spot for those wanting to feel small or to hug some of the world’s biggest trees!  Please note—visitors must get a free permit and gate information from the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center before attempting to access the Tall Trees Grove.
(3.3 miles out & back)
Patrick's Point State Park
The Rim Trail follows an old Yurok path in Patrick's Point State Park, weaving through forests and along oceanside bluffs. Great for a chance to see wildlife and feel the ocean breeze!
(4.5-mile loop)
Photo Credit_ Alexander Rigby
One of the more popular trails in Redwood National and State Park. It’s a leisurely stroll, yet free of any traffic noise. Featuring beautiful wildflowers and perfect for all skill levels. (1.3 mile loop)
Lost Man Creek
Once a logging road, the Lost Man Creek Trail is now open to bicycles and hikers. You’ll be sure to encounter some old-growth redwoods and California wildflowers.
(20.5 miles out & back)
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