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blueBlack Damnation Creek Trail

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Trail

3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer out and back
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,215' 370 m
Descent: -1,200' -366 m
High: 1,104' 336 m
Low: 52' 16 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 54% (28°)

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Trail shared by Ben Wagner

A moderate trail with a mixture of forest and ocean.

Ben Wagner

Features River/Creek · Views

Overview

A well-signed trail that takes you through Coast Redwoods and ends at a secluded beach.

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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May 29, 2019
Chris Kintner
Sep 21, 2018
Onur Aksu
Sep 6, 2018
C. R. Houston
Aug 28, 2018
Vladimir Utlik
Aug 13, 2018
Genady Shagal
41.648003, -124.113043 P&TH
Jul 21, 2018
Philip Mertens
Jul 14, 2018
Kate Hiker
Jun 13, 2018
Serena Stoiantschewsky
Gorgeous views at the end of the hike -well worth the effort. About 130 floors. Steep in a couple areas. Bridged was closed but still crossed under

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  4.9 from 15 votes

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