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531 mi 854 km of trail 21 Recommended Routes

Gems 11 Gems Easy Trails 65 Trails Intermediate Trails 136 Trails Hard Trails 22 Trails
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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

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

Tall Trees Grove

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

Stout Grove

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

Big Tree Wayside

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

Little Jackass Creek - The Lost Coast

(1) Redway, 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 Watching the sunset at the end of the trail is one of the most amazing scenes I've encountered.

Megwil Point

(2) Westhav…, 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 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 Lady Bird Johnson Grove on a lovely, misty day.
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 Hiking under fallen redwoods on the way down to Tall Trees Grove.
Intermediate/Difficult

Emerald Ridge - Redwood Creek Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km 860' Up 262.21 m Up 756' Down 230.56 m Down

Westhav…, 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 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
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

Trails in North Coast - 202

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27.3 mi 43.9 km #1Lost Coast Trail: North (Mattole - Black Sands Beach)
Intermediate/Difficult
Ferndale, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ferndale, CA 21 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Fern Canyon Loop Trail
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 20 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3Tall Trees Trail
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 19 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #4Boy Scout Tree Trail
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA 19 
3.6 mi 5.8 km #5Kortum Trail
Intermediate
Bodega Bay, CA
Intermediate
Bodega Bay, CA
2.5 mi 4.1 km #6Mendocino Headlands Coastal Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Fort Bragg, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Fort Bragg, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #7Beith Creek Loop
Intermediate
Bayside, CA
Intermediate
Bayside, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #8Patrick's Point Rim Trail
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Trinidad Head Trail
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
4.5 mi 7.2 km #10Bull Creek South Trail
Intermediate
Rio Dell, CA
Intermediate
Rio Dell, CA
5.5 mi 8.9 km #11Hammond Trail
Intermediate
McKinleyville, CA
Intermediate
McKinleyville, CA
9.8 mi 15.7 km #12Coastal Trail: South
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #13Arcata Ridge Trail: Sunny Brae Section
Intermediate
Bayside, CA
Intermediate
Bayside, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #14Blackberry Trail
Easy
Sebastopol, CA
Easy
Sebastopol, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #15Pioneer Nature Trail
Easy
Guerneville, CA
Easy
Guerneville, CA
6.3 mi 10.2 km #16Squaw Creek Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Rio Dell, CA
Intermediate
Rio Dell, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #17Stump Beach Trail
Intermediate
Sea Ranch, CA
Intermediate
Sea Ranch, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #18Klamath Beach Trail
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #19South Gerstle Trail
Intermediate
Sea Ranch, CA
Intermediate
Sea Ranch, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #20Jane's Creek Road #11
Intermediate
Arcata, CA
Intermediate
Arcata, CA

Photos of North Coast - 475

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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
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
Hiking alongside the giants
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Sunset @ Mistake Point, Little Jackass Creek, Sinkyone Wilderness, CA
Nov 17, 2015 near Redway, CA
Hiking under fallen redwoods on the way down to Tall Trees Grove.
Jul 6, 2020 near Westhav…, CA
A perfect winter day at Mendocino
Apr 20, 2019 near Fort Bragg, CA