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Friendship Ridge Trail

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One way

2.7 miles

4.4 km

Difficulty

Difficult

Elevation gain

291 ft

89 m

Highest point

792 ft

241 m

Avg grade

8% (5°)

Elevation loss

-912 ft

-278 m

Max grade

47% (25°)

Elevation loss

-912 ft

-278 m

Avg grade

8% (5°)

Lowest point

149 ft

46 m


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Features

No Dogs  ·  Views  ·  Wildlife

Hikes that include this trail

Friendship Ridge Loop Hike

Overview

Descending high from a ridgeline to Fern Canyon below, this trail through old-growth redwood forests offers visitors a peek into over a thousand years of earth's history, not to mention the occasional, yet dramatic view of the ocean as seen through windows in the tree canopy. While on this trail, expect to navigate numerous switchbacks and some moderate-to-steep grades. Descending high from a ridgeline to Fern Canyon below, this trail through old-growth redwood forests offers visitors a peek into over a thousand years of earth's history, not to mention the occasional, yet dramatic view of the ocean as seen through windows in the tree canopy. While on this trail, expect to navigate numerous switchbacks and some moderate-to-steep grades.

Flora & Fauna

Millenium-old redwoods adorn the forests through which this trail meanders. Slightly younger, but no less impressive, Roosevelt elk have been known to roam these groves in abundance.

Contacts

Land Manager: California State Parks - North Coast Redwoods District

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Difficulty average from 3 hikers
1-3 of 3 reviews

Jun 6, 2019
Conditions: Some Mud, Fallen Trees

Jun 12, 2018
Rated difficulty: Difficult
Enjoyable but difficult/steep, good workout

Teton village, WY
Aug 7, 2016
Lots of banana slugs! And wild raspberries! Fun easy hike!

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