French Hill Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

French Hill Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gasquet, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.0 miles 1673 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


Directions from Crescent City: Take Hwy. 101 to the junction with Hwy. 199. Go east on 199, the trailhead is at the Visitor Center.

trail running
17 days ago

A good training hill for trail ultramarathons. Definitely a 3 mile trail one way. Great trail! Well built and holding up well. Extremely runnable.

7 months ago

The first three miles, from Hwy 199 to French Hill Rd, are up hill all the way. After not doing much hiking through the winter this was a quite a workout. But it felt great to get to the top and the views are nice.

2 years ago

What a great conditioning hike.... Very peaceful hike! Power walked up, ran down!

4 years ago

A six mile round trip. The 1st half ascends gently via switchbacks. The views are obstructed by the trees. Watch out for poison oak bordering the trail. We saw a few banana slugs and a young bird of prey during the walk.