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Damnation Creek Trail

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Length

3.7 Miles 6.0 Kilometers


Elevation

1,215' 370 m

Ascent

-1,200' -366 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

54%

Max Grade (28°)

1,104' 336 m

High

52' 16 m

Low

Conditions


Bad / Closed 48 days ago
Mostly Dry - the bridge at the very end is closed. Sadly you'll be a stone's throw from the beach but not allowed to cross the tiny creek to get there. History

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A moderate trail with a mixture of forest and ocean.

Ben Wagner

Overview [Suggest Changes]

A well-signed trail that takes you through Coast Redwoods and ends at a secluded beach.
Features: River/Creek — Views [Add/Remove]
Dogs: No Dogs

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

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 [Suggest Changes]

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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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
Jun 13, 2018
Amanda Houbre
May 9, 2018
James Sledge
May 9, 2018
Nicole Nazemi
May 4, 2018
Josh B
Indeed... the bridge at the very end is roped off and closed. 3.7mi
Jul 10, 2017
Jon Maroney
Jul 8, 2017
Laura Clinton
Jul 4, 2017
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  4.8 from 9 votes

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