Skunk Cabbage Trail is a 7.4 mile out and back trail located near Orick, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Great hike! Longest trip with the baby on my back and it was gooood! Made it all the way to the beach for lunch and then headed back. Really beautiful and highly recommended .. You don't have to be an avid hiker for this .. Just one foot in front of the other for quite some miles :)
Great hike for us baby boomers. Redwoods, ferns, etc. We went all the way to the beach which made it 10.5 miles round trip. We were amazed to find 20 plus elk bed down on the beach when we arrived and they kept us company as we ate lunch. Watch out for tree roots on certain parts of the trail! Also one walking bridge was partially collapsed but posed no problem getting across.
Actually 10.5 round trip when going on to the beach access site. It is well worth it. We were greeted by the sight of over 20 elk bed down on the beach and, as we ate our lunch, they nonchalantly grazed around us. The trail is very scenic, (redwwods, ferns) and was a quite a work out for us baby boomers. Careful of the roots in some sections as inattention may result in a spill.
This is definitely a moderate hike. There are tree roots that you have to be careful not to trip on and a bit of a climb to the overlook. We turned around at the overlook but you can continue on to the beach.