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One of my favorite trails. Great combo of giant redwood trees, creeks, ferns, ocean and a good workout (heading back). The trail head is not well marked but the post is there right off 101 right in the middle of the current road repair. Make sure you enter to the right side of the trail sign.
I started at 930am, there was not a soul on the trail. When you see the “downed” bridge you are 100yards from the beach. You can easily navigate around the bridge to cross the creek; it’s worth the effort for the view at the ocean. Stayed for an hour at the ocean just soaking in the sun, solitude and the beauty...
Down slope was a bit slippery, And fairly steep in couple sections, I can see it getting dicey under wet condition - wear good hiking shoes if raining.
Amazing short trail.

hiking
4 days ago

Great view of all volcano types. Good trail and grade.

Hiked these trails in September 2015 and it is still one of my all time favorite hikes! So much to see: redwoods, fern canyon, the beach, and wildlife. We took James Irvine out from the visitor center to fern canyon. Such a beautiful and peaceful walk through the woods and fern canyon is a great place to explore. When we emerged from fern canyon through the woods and out toward the beach, we actually ran into a large bull elk taking a rest right next to the trail (we almost didn’t see him, be careful!), so we bypassed the beach trail and walked along the road to get to Miners Ridge. We were out most of the day, from around 10 AM to just about sun set, with lots of stops for photos and to enjoy the beauty around us. Highly recommend, well worth it! I would rate it moderate, rather than hard.

6 days ago

Awesome trail. Not much shade or coverage. Beautiful scramble in the end.

Did this in 2016. Had to take an alternative route as the main trail was closed for renovations

hiking
14 days ago

Hiked this April 4th. The hike was beautiful. The trek back up was a little rough but definitely manageable. One of my favorite hikes of all time. The payoff was great!

hiking
17 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking!

relaxing hike. such beautiful trees.

great views great hike

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful area just out side of San Francisco. It was breathtaking seeing the redwoods. Can get pretty crowded so I suggest arriving early.

hiking
1 month ago

The name says it all

Amazing redwoods. Seasonal bridge was not available but a giant tree across the creek gave us access. Awesome grove! Take the dirt backroad to crescent city and you may see some elk around the time you hit pavement

hiking
1 month ago

very peaceful hike

backpacking
2 months ago

Loved all of Lassen. Very alpine feel to the park.

Did Bumpass Hell too. How many places can you picnic near the summit of a dormant volcano?

they don't allow dogs?? I would want to be around the type of people that don't want dogs on the trail. aviod this area if you are looking to have a fun day.

hiking
2 months ago

Arrived at the park first thing in the morning and barely saw anyone for the first bit of time that I was there. I'm so glad I took the recommendations to get there early, especially since I was able to actually enjoy Cathedral Grove in silence before the crowds arrived.

walking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent late summer hike even with wildfire smoke. Moderate rating but easy for seasoned hikers with a mostly level trail and gradual incline. Energetic school-aged kiddos could do this trail. Interesting flora if little fauna. Beautiful views and a diversity of colorful minerals to see. Wildfire tower was locked up but USGS medallion was easy to locate. I didn't see one human soul on this hike in mid-August. Surprising.

on Damnation Creek Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail. Time yourself and know your limits, coming out can be tough. Amazing seeing old growth to the beach. Can’t beat.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike located within Crater Lake National Park. Excellent views of the entire lake. You can see Diamond Lake and Mt. Thielsen off in the distance.

walking
3 months ago

This is an amazing place to see the redwoods. Nice, easy, wheelchair accessible boardwalk all the way for a nice little stroll. It was a pretty crowded though.

Hiked a portion of this trail on our last day in the Redwoods. Due to time constraints we were unable to complete the full trail. Whether you do a portion or the whole trail, the forest is mesmerizing! Wonderful adventure.

Wonderful, easy hike through the giants. If it's warm out, take a swim in the river! Beautiful views!

walking
3 months ago

I don’t rate this as a hike. It is a beautiful walk! Wish I had planned better for a full day in the woods. Too many people but we did a “side” trail and it was perfect!

Absolute favorite hike in Humboldt so far.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Weather was great and we got a great view of the lake and Wizard Island. Rented snowshoes from gift shop and cafe in Rim Village ($16 for 24 hrs). From Rim Village to the Watchmen it is about 4 miles (8 miles round trip) and took us a total of 4.5 hours there and back. You can’t get to the peak with all the snow though.

Amazing hike! Somewhat intense but doable climb.

3 months ago

Amazing just beautiful the trees are so special!!

walking
3 months ago

The majestic Redwoods tower high above you. The creek runs along side. The planked boardwalk makes for ease with strollers, wheelchairs and winter footing. This is a very child friendly walk full of Redwood wonder for all ages. Go take a Redwood walk!

4 months ago

Beautiful walk and incredibly scenic. Very easy hike.

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