Ossagon Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Orick, CA. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking.
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Easy trail up a hill and down to the beach. But when I got near the beach, there was a big meadow and it was full of elk looking at me in a not too friendly way, so I turned around and went back. Not a lot to see on this trail
This trail is all downhill on the way out and then all uphill on the way back, so make sure you're prepared for that climb. The trail starts out wide and gets more narrow as you descend and you pass a creek and some misc water. Beautiful ferns and green the entire way until you get to the bottom. You'll make it to a small stream crossing and you should be able to just walk across some rocks and then you'll be at the Ossagon hike-in camp sites. From there you'll get to a meadow and like I did, think WTF, now what, as I traveled downhill determines to see the northern coast, but you'll see a few more trees and once you start heading towards them the dirt will turn into sand, and then suddenly you'll be on the beach; a practically untouched beach. We saw seals swimming right there pretty close to shore and enjoyed lunch sitting on some drift wood. From there, it's up to you where you can go- there's a trail to the cove, and the general coast. Go forth and explore; absolutely worth it.