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494 mi 795 km of trail 20 Featured Hikes

Gems 11 Gems Easy Trails 107 Trails Intermediate Trails 101 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails
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Gems in North Coast - 11

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gem Favorite The last portion of trail on the way to Fern Canyon in Redwoods State Park.

Fern Canyon

(29) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite Looking up at the redwoods in the Tall Trees Grove. This photo is close to where the trail enters into the woods again.

Tall Trees Grove

(11) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite You can't get a feeling for the immense size of Stout Grove from a photo; you have to be there in person.

Stout Grove

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

Little Jackass Creek - The Lost Coast

(1) Redway, CA
gem Favorite That's one massive tree! (Big Tree Wayside)

Big Tree Wayside

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

Enderts Beach

(5) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse at Old Home Beach trailhead.

Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse

(3) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite The view of the Klamath River flowing into the Pacific Ocean is quite beautiful.

Klamath River Overlook

(7) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite College Cove Beach is a must-see on the North Coast.

College Cove Beach

(3) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite Klamath Beach Trail traverses a verdant forest rife with undergrowth before popping out on the beach.

Klamath Beach and Estuary

(4) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite The staircase at Megwil Point leads to an awesome coastal vantage point right on the bluff.

Megwil Point

(2) Westhav…, CA

Featured Hikes in North Coast - 19

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Favorite The James Irvine Trail is such a beautiful, well-maintained trail.
Intermediate

James Irvine to Fern Canyon

11.9 mi 19.1 km • Loop • 1,610 ft Ascent 490.67 m Ascent

(19) Crescen…, CA
Favorite This trail makes you feel like you should see a dinosaur.
Intermediate/Difficult

Damnation Creek Trail

3.7 mi 6.0 km • Out and Back • 1,215 ft Ascent 370.28 m Ascent

(15) Bertsch…, CA
Favorite Lady Bird Johnson Grove on a lovely, misty day.
Easy

Lady Bird Johnson Grove Nature Trail

1.4 mi 2.3 km • Loop • 88 ft Ascent 26.73 m Ascent

(18) Westhav…, CA
Favorite From the Spring Ranch trail south of Mendocino.
Easy/Intermediate

Little River to Mendocino: Inn to Inn

5.1 mi 8.2 km • Point to Point • 442 ft Ascent 134.87 m Ascent

(2) Fort Bragg, CA
Favorite Walking through a massive redwood on the way to the Tall Trees area.
Intermediate/Difficult

Emerald Ridge - Redwood Creek Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km • Point to Point • 860 ft Ascent 262.21 m Ascent

(1) Westhav…, CA
Favorite Lyons Ranch Trail offers pleasant views.
Easy/Intermediate

Lyons Ranch Trail

3.6 mi 5.8 km • Out and Back • 463 ft Ascent 140.98 m Ascent

(2) Westhav…, CA
Favorite Snow Mountain East while nearing the saddle.
Intermediate/Difficult

Snow Mountain Summits

9.5 mi 15.3 km • Loop • 2,131 ft Ascent 649.55 m Ascent

(1) Lucerne, CA
Favorite The stream alongside Park Road/Fern Canyon Trail.
Intermediate

Fern Canyon Trail

8.4 mi 13.5 km • Loop • 878 ft Ascent 267.71 m Ascent

(4) Fort Bragg, CA

Trails in North Coast - 193

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27.3 mi 43.9 km #1Lost Coast Trail
Intermediate
Ferndale, CA
Intermediate
27.3 mi 43.9 km Ferndale, CA 18 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Tall Trees Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 15 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Fern Canyon Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 15 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #4Boy Scout Tree Trail
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.1 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA 16 
3.6 mi 5.8 km #5Kortum Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bodega Bay, CA
Easy/Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.8 km Bodega Bay, CA
2.5 mi 4.1 km #6Mendocino Headlands Coastal Trail
Easy
Fort Bragg, CA
Easy
2.5 mi 4.1 km Fort Bragg, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #7Patrick's Point Rim Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
4.5 mi 7.2 km #8Bull Creek South Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rio Dell, CA
Easy/Intermediate
4.5 mi 7.2 km Rio Dell, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Trinidad Head Trail
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #10Beith Creek Loop
Intermediate
Bayside, CA
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.8 km Bayside, CA
5.5 mi 8.9 km #11Hammond Trail
Easy/Intermediate
McKinleyville, CA
Easy/Intermediate
5.5 mi 8.9 km McKinleyville, CA
9.8 mi 15.7 km #12Coastal Trail: South
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
9.8 mi 15.7 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #13Arcata Ridge Trail: Sunny Brae Section
Intermediate
Bayside, CA
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Bayside, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #14Point St. George Trail
Easy
Crescent City, CA
Easy
1.4 mi 2.3 km Crescent City, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #15Blackberry Trail
Easy
Sebastopol, CA
Easy
1.5 mi 2.4 km Sebastopol, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #16Stump Beach Trail
Intermediate
Sea Ranch, CA
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Sea Ranch, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #17Pioneer Nature Trail
Easy
Guerneville, CA
Easy
0.9 mi 1.5 km Guerneville, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #18Klamath Beach Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #19South Gerstle Trail
Intermediate
Sea Ranch, CA
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Sea Ranch, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #20Panorama Court Connector Trail
Intermediate
Bayside, CA
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Bayside, CA

Photos of North Coast - 454

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Hiking alongside the giants
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
This trail makes you feel like you should see a dinosaur.
Jun 21, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
A male Roosevelt elk looks over his herd of lady elk.
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Monkeying around on a fallen big boy has never been more fun.
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
The James Irvine Trail is such a beautiful, well-maintained trail.
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
I'm as mighty as the great redwoods!
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Sunset @ Mistake Point, Little Jackass Creek, Sinkyone Wilderness, CA
Nov 17, 2015 near Redway, CA
A perfect winter day at Mendocino
Apr 20, 2019 near Fort Bragg, CA

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