Explore the best trails near Crescent City with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
This was a great hike! We had 3 little ones with us - ages 6,4,2 and they did great! Lots of trees to explore and logs to climb on. We didn't trust the directions at first and parked out on the road - follow the directions all the way to the trailhead!
Very nice little campgound and a couple of nice flat trails for those less mobile. It also has a trail suitable for those in wheelchairs. Certainly not enough of those for our handicapped friends. There are some beautiful redwoods in the park but not nearly as beautiful as other areas of the park... #266
I hiked this one and Myrtle Creek nearby purposely in the rain to get my lab pup, Brook, use to it. She loves creeks, rivers, lakes and the surf but she doesn't like rain or a hose... All it is is a nice little uphill for 3/4 mile and then back down in a loop. A lot of rhodies and tan oak with a few redwoods mixed in. Just enough to get your heart rate up. Part of the downhill was gentle enough I ran it. Having achilles tendon issues for over a year it was the 1st time I've ever ran with her. No doubt we'll do this again along with Myrtle Creek.
Did this and the nearby Wellman Trail today. This is a very easy trail that is a little unusual because much of it runs along a ditch because it was an old gold mining operation. This is an excellent trail for someone not use to hiking much. Pretty gentle with only a little altitude gain at the very beginning... Brook, my lab, loved this trail because of all the little waterfalls and feeder creeks. She didn't miss any...
One of my favorite hikes in the area. I do one longer than the one posted here usually. i usually hike to Howland hills rd and back and it can be extended in both directions. It doesn't get near as much traffic when the temporary bridge is not in place for the summer.
A nice little stroll with some beautiful trees and a few photo ops. My wife and I did it in the summer. We also walked Walker road back to the river. It's a nice area with some easy walks that most people can do and will enjoy. We probably came across a dozen people that day. We also did the small hikes on the other side of walker road that day.
Did the hike today as mapped with my 7 month old lab that is being trained as a service dog. The trail and area are very beautiful. There are a lot of redwoods but not near as much as some of the trails nearby. About mid way on the hike there is an option to do part along Mill Creek but it was closed due to the beginning of the salmon spawn. I'll do that option in the summer. To begin the hike there is a hill that is .9m long. Along the hike there are a couple of other big hills that are about a half mile and another probably a mile. There is also an easier option to this trail and it can be done from 3 different starting points. As mapped it's 10.3 miles. If you follow the 1st posters directions it's about the same but if you open the gate he mentioned you can drive up the road and park and skip one of the hills and about 1.5 miles of the hike. You'll actually see a bathroom and a handicapped parking space up there. The only reason I didn't rate this 5 stars is you hike on way too many old logging roads instead of single tracks. This will be a hike I repeat many times...
This is a great relatively short hike through redwoods and ferns that is sure to get your heart pumping! There are several switchbacks that have a steep incline going up to the top of the trail, while the downhill is less severe. The biggest drawback is limited parking right on highway 199, be careful if you have to cross the road.
Not really much of a trail... This is an area where a few people walk around looking at the water. A few parties at night. Most of it is along short bluffs with multiple little trails going in different directions and at time you get on the shoreline. Three because everything next to the ocean is a 3 simply for the views.
This is a local favorite. My wife and I take almost every visitor of ours to this trail for its range of benefits. Great trail, can be as long as you want (continues to other great trails...), Mill Creek itself is amazing in its natural beauty and asset as a spawning habitat... Can't go wrong.
We also run it a lot as a training run. Mild grades and very little technical footing.