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This a bit of a mud trap this January. We took the 3 kids ages 9, 11, and 14 and they loved it. We were able to navigate the back of the rock and found a good landing spot that didn't require us to use the climbing rope. We didn't get to the very top of the rock, but still had an amazing view of the mountains AND the ocean.
On another note, yes it is private property owned by a responsible company that invests in the logging industry. I hope that anyone who chooses to take in their generosity in allowing us to reap the benefits of the beauty they own is responsible enough to not do any harm to their property. Next time we agreed to bring a bag for garbage to help out.
Hard to find at first. Come off the Trinidad off ramp and drive straight until you get there. Uphill, beautiful trail, prepare to get muddy. No one tells you that you have to climb a rope to get to the top, but once you're on top, it's the best view in Humboldt.
Not much of a hike, more like a scenic walk with lots of benches along the way for beautiful ocean views. Mellow, gradual incline. My favorite quick walk to get my blood moving. Oh, the only view of the lighthouse is from a wooden platform at the top, near the big cross. You can just see the roof peeking out from the trees down below. Hike it for the ocean views and not to see the lighthouse.
Looked all over and finally found what seems to be the TH. There were a couple of other cars there. After I got down a little ways it gated though easily passed and was signed NO TRESPASSING. Apparently it's owned by a local lumber company. As I searched around there was someone living off a little spur there as well. I chose to obey the signs and turned around. A waste of time for me... but I hiked all day on other trails in the area!
Not really much of a trail. 4 stars for the ocean and harbor views... Part of it is a road and the parts that are a trail are mostly cut out from hedges. But the views are incredible and worth the time. I've driven by Trinidad my whole life but had never seen it until today.