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Gems in North Coast - 11

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gem Favorite Steep walls lined with lush ferns grace the Fern Canyon Loop Trail.

Fern Canyon

(34) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite Redwoods along the Tall Trees Grove Trail.

Tall Trees Grove

(15) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite The foot bridge over Smith River.

Stout Grove

(17) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite That's one massive tree! (Big Tree Wayside)

Big Tree Wayside

(11) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite Sunset @ Mistake Point, Little Jackass Creek, Sinkyone Wilderness, CA

Little Jackass Creek - The Lost Coast

(3) Redway, CA
gem Favorite There are traces of the Old Redwood Highway still visible on the cliffs above Enderts Beach.

Enderts Beach

(6) Bertsch…, CA

Recommended Routes in North Coast - 20

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Favorite Redwood National and State Parks - Redwood Hiker
Intermediate

James Irvine to Fern Canyon

11.9 mi 19.1 km 1,610' Up 490.67 m Up 1,610' Down 490.63 m Down

Crescen…, CA
Favorite Sun shining through the morning fog - very lucky on the timing of this photo.
Easy

Lady Bird Johnson Grove Nature Trail

1.4 mi 2.3 km 88' Up 26.73 m Up 88' Down 26.86 m Down

Westhav…, CA
Favorite This trail makes you feel like you should see a dinosaur.
Intermediate/Difficult

Damnation Creek Trail

3.7 mi 6.0 km 1,215' Up 370.28 m Up 1,200' Down 365.65 m Down

Bertsch…, CA
Favorite Redwood sunset.
Easy/Intermediate

Stout Memorial Grove

1.3 mi 2.1 km 245' Up 74.73 m Up 245' Down 74.64 m Down

Bertsch…, CA
Favorite Several small bridges enhance the experience.
Intermediate

Fern Canyon Trail

8.4 mi 13.5 km 878' Up 267.71 m Up 878' Down 267.65 m Down

Fort Bragg, CA
Favorite Redwood National and State Parks - Redwood Hiker
Intermediate

Redwoods Splendor Loop

16.9 mi 27.3 km 3,718' Up 1133.29 m Up 3,708' Down 1130.34 m Down

Westhav…, CA
Favorite Snow Mountain East while nearing the saddle.
Difficult

Snow Mountain Summits

9.5 mi 15.3 km 2,131' Up 649.55 m Up 2,131' Down 649.52 m Down

Lucerne, CA
Favorite From the Spring Ranch trail south of Mendocino.
Intermediate

Little River to Mendocino: Inn to Inn

5.1 mi 8.2 km 442' Up 134.87 m Up 442' Down 134.68 m Down

Fort Bragg, CA
Favorite Lyons Ranch Trail offers pleasant views.
Easy/Intermediate

Lyons Ranch Trail

3.6 mi 5.8 km 463' Up 140.98 m Up 463' Down 141.06 m Down

Westhav…, CA

North Coast Hiking

  • 687 Miles 1,105 Kilometers of Trail
  • 21 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Gems Gems
  • 92 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 142 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 20 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in North Coast - 233

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0.7 mi 1.1 km #1Fern Canyon Loop Trail
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 27 
27.3 mi 43.9 km #2Lost Coast Trail: North (Mattole - Black Sands Beach)
Intermediate/Difficult
Ferndale, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ferndale, CA 24 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3Tall Trees Trail
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 23 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #4Boy Scout Tree Trail
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA 22 
3.6 mi 5.8 km #5Kortum Trail
Intermediate
Bodega Bay, CA
Intermediate
Bodega Bay, CA 11 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #6Mendocino Headlands Coastal Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Fort Bragg, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Fort Bragg, CA
4.5 mi 7.2 km #7Bull Creek South Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rio Dell, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Rio Dell, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #8Beith Creek Loop
Intermediate
Bayside, CA
Intermediate
Bayside, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #9Arcata Ridge Trail: Sunny Brae Section
Intermediate
Bayside, CA
Intermediate
Bayside, CA
9.8 mi 15.7 km #10Coastal Trail: South
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA

Photos of North Coast - 489

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This trail makes you feel like you should see a dinosaur.
Jun 21, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
Redwood National and State Parks - Redwood Hiker
Apr 3, 2020 near Westhav…, CA
Hiking alongside the giants
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Hiking under fallen redwoods on the way down to Tall Trees Grove.
Jul 6, 2020 near Westhav…, CA
Campsite next to Punta Gorda Lighthouse
Feb 5, 2020 near Ferndale, CA
Snow Mountain East while nearing the saddle.
Sep 15, 2017 near Lucerne, CA
Sunset @ Mistake Point, Little Jackass Creek, Sinkyone Wilderness, CA
Nov 17, 2015 near Redway, CA
Sun shining through the morning fog - very lucky on the timing of this photo.
Jul 20, 2021 near Westhav…, CA