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Stagecoach Hill Azalea Nature Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 2.7 (3)

A fun short trail to hike in spring when the azaleas are blooming!


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Map Key

0.5

Miles

0.7

KM

Point to Point

499' 152 m

High

462' 141 m

Low

41' 13 m

Up

34' 10 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Family Friendly This trail is short and easy to manage, making it a great option for the whole family.

Description

The Stagecoach Hill Azalea Nature Trail is a 0.5-mile long trail above Big Lagoon. The trail is family and dog friendly, and has a bench with an ocean view. The best time of year to visit is late spring to early summer when the azaleas and rhododendrons are blooming. The park sign is currently down; look for a muddy parking turn around, and a no-camping sign at the trail entrance. This recently added parcel is part of the California State Park system.

Flora & Fauna

Rhododendrons and azaleas in Sitka spruce forest.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dara Zimmerman with improvements by Valerie Norton

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  2.7 from 3 votes

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Trillium flower.
May 2, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
Tall trees along the Azalea Trail.
May 2, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
A fallen Sitka spruce tree.
May 2, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
Flower in Sitka spruce forest.
May 2, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
Mushroom on a Sitka spruce.
May 2, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
Sitka spruce forest.
May 2, 2017 near Westhav…, CA

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Jun 9, 2021
Valerie Norton
Lots now: https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2021/06/stagecoach-hill-azalea-nature-trail.html
Apr 20, 2021
Valerie Norton
First flowers just starting: https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2021/04/azalea-nature-trail-on-stagecoach-hill.html
Mar 25, 2017
Dara Zimmerman