Located 25 miles north of Eureka California, Patrick's Point is a park located in the heart of California's coast redwood country. The park's dense forests of spruce, hemlock, pine, fir and red alder stretch over an ocean headland with lovely wildflower-festooned meadows. A dramatic shoreline ranging from broad sandy beaches to sheer cliffs that rise high above the Pacific Ocean offers great opportunities to explore tide pools, search for agates and driftwood, watch whales, sea lions and brilliant sunsets. The park offers several miles of hiking trails, a recreated Yurok Village, a native plant garden, visitor center, three family campgrounds, 2 group camps, a camp for hikers and bicyclists, and 2 group picnic areas. Weather is typically 40-65 degrees during the summer and 35-55 degrees during winter. Rainfall averages about sixty inches a year, and most of it falls between October and April.
Patrick's Point is one of our family's favorite hiking spots. Lots and lots of trails. We have camped here many times over the years. Please be aware that some of the trails along the ocean have steep drop offs. Watch
your little children closely!!
Karen J. on Rim Trail
Very nice views and pleasant surroundings. I started the hike from the south end. The Rim Trail from the intersection of the Rocky Point spur was closed and the trail was modified, but he maps are not updated. Another spot further down was nearly washed out, so be careful of your footing or you'll end up down an embankment. I finally turned around just after Wedding Rock spur because a huge tree was down over the trail. I wasn't able to see if the trail beyond was even being maintained. This trail has huge potential if they'd do a little trail maintenance.
The day I was there was overcast but remarkably beautiful. My wife and I enjoyed the seclusion because there were no other visitors. This would be an easy level hike not moderate due to the shortness and minimal amount of elevation gain. If you get the chance spend 20 minutes and take in the sights.