hiking

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kid friendly

walking

birding

beach

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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.

walking
6 days ago

Again...one and done. The park in general has some beautiful views of the ocean and some good walks for families or people who are less mobile. Looks like a good place to camp too. Not a place at all to really "hike".

No longer exists.... When I asked the Ranger about the trail she said most of the trees blew down a couple of years ago.

walking
6 days ago

Short and only once... Won't be back. Good place to camp with kids though.

Big surprise today... Trail was filled with a film crew doing a Disney movie. They were filming on Ceremonial Rock. Close to a hundred crew members everywhere on this trail. I turned down an invitation to lunch with the crew from a hospitable member since I had another hike to do in Prairie Creek...

Nice views of the south side... The ocean was angry today.

hiking
6 days ago

Did every trail in the park today.... One and done!

Got to see everything the park had to offer on this one. It was unexpectedly crowded on a winter day. They are filming a Disney movie in the park. The center was really crowded with the crew.

hiking
6 days ago

Nice views on a pretty good beach on a very rough day on the ocean...

hiking
6 days ago

Maybe the better hike in the park... did everything in the park today

walking
6 days ago

Good views....Great for kids.

walking
6 days ago

Nice little walk with views. Looks like a decent place to camp but I'll never hike here again. It would be good with kids.

Closed when I attempted.

Too short to be a trail but it was so pretty. I love the sounds of the crashing waves.

hiking
25 days ago

The best part of this trail are all the short trails that veer off for gorgeous views. The rocky ridge trail and wedding rock trail in particular. Some of the trails are closed off, it won't show it on the paper map but in the visitors center it is updated.

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!!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice walk around the rim of the park among trees with great views.

Short easy trail to a beach.

Short easy trail to viewpoint with great views of the sunset.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice short trail with beautiful views. Easy enough for small children.