Patrick's Point Exploration Loop is a 4.3 mile loop trail located near Trinidad, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding.
Patrick's Point State Park is a 640 acre park located about 25 miles North of Eureka in the heart of California's coast redwood country. This loop provides an overview of much of Patrick Point but still leaves out plenty of activities and destinations for the rest of the day or weekend. It takes advantage of trail segments throughout the park to build one larger walk. At the same time, it can provide a foundation for detours down to beaches, tide pools, and most of the park's other attractions. To really see everything here, it takes a weekend trip. Patrick Point is well known for a lot happening in a small place with several miles of trails, beaches, tide pools, a local famed Wedding Rock (still a popular place for weddings), and more. The park's forests are primarily spruce, hemlock, pine, fir and red alder which abound on an ocean headland. The forests are broken by extensive wildflower meadows. The dramatic shoreline includes sandy beaches and sheer cliffs rising above the Pacific Ocean. Opportunities are here to explore tide pools, search for agates, driftwood, whale watching, sea lions, and birding.
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.
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!!