West Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,321' 403 m
Descent: -1,399' -427 m
High: 863' 263 m
Low: 78' 24 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)
Current trail conditions
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“An undulating ridgeline trail that offers some challenges and rewards as it travels through old-growth redwood groves.”— Kristen Arendt
The trail is moderately difficult with several strenuous climbs and descents, particularly at both the start and end of the trail. Once you gain the ridgeline, the trail is more rolling, still with a couple steep sections, but, overall, a lot shorter climbs/descents.
The trail travels through several breathtaking old-growth redwood groves, and even the sections where the trees aren't as impressively gigantic are still scenic in their own way.
West Ridge Trail connects with several other trails in the area, giving you the option for a variety of shorter and longer loop hikes if you aren't game to tackle the full length of this seven-mile trail. If you are looking for the option for an overnight backpacking trip, two great options are possible by taking the Ossagon Trail or Miners Ridge Trail to designated camps.
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Land Manager: California State Parks - North Coast Redwoods District