Damnation Creek Trail

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3.0 Miles 4.8 Kilometers


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943' 287 m

Ascent

-943' -287 m

Descent

999' 305 m

High

56' 17 m

Low

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Unknown

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A moderate trail with a mixture of forest and ocean.

Ben Wagner

Overview

A well-signed trail that takes you through Coast Redwoods and ends at a secluded beach.
Features: River/Creek — Views

Need To Know

The bridges near the bottom of the trail are maintained, but still fall into disrepair. If you see signs warning of broken bridges, do not be discouraged! The creek is narrow and shallow, and a makeshift stepping-stone bridge will still allow you to access the beach.

Description

From the trailhead, follow signs for the Damnation Creek Trail. At the 0.5 mile mark, you'll intersect with the Coastal Trail. Stay to the right (the uphill path) for another 0.1 miles until you intersect with the Coastal Trail again. At this point, follow the sign for Damnation Creek Trail. It's all downhill from here!

Enjoy the Coast Redwoods that surround the trail, and watch as the vegetation begins to change as you get closer to the salty air. The path will level out, and a short jaunt through tall grass will give way to the beach.

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Sep 14, 2016
Lauren Goetz
Aug 12, 2016
Jeff Levy
Don't end up on the Coastal Trail. If it is narrow and downhill, you're on the right track. Arrive at the bottom at low tide. Tide pools are fantastic
Jul 29, 2016
Alexander Villanueva
Jul 1, 2016
Mafo Ibarra
Amazing trail through the forest and on to the ocean. 3mi — 2h 00m
May 18, 2016
Yuntong Crackle
2.1 miles one way to the coast. 4mi — 2h 45m

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