Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

A beautiful area and exceptional trails. The trail to the ocean is very challenging - on the way up, that is. definitely worth the walk , if you are up to it. Up and down with a short lunch break was about 3 hours.

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bridge out
27 days ago

on Damnation Creek Trail

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1 month ago

Magical! Beautiful! Awesome hike!

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bridge out
scramble
1 month ago

A hidden gem of a trail. The notices that the walking bridge is out just shy of reaching the beach should not deter you. First the trail is well marked just south of Mill Creek Campgrounds on Hwy 101. The trail starts from the parking area and climbs a little before it starts the steady decline. NOTE- You will cross the Coastal Trail. As you are hiking from the parking area you will come to a cut thru to the coastal trail which appears to be the remnants of an old costal road that was paved. Just stay on the main trail for another 100 yards and you come to actual crossing that has a sign on it. The sign warns you that the trail is closed due to the bridge being out. The trail is wide open. This is just a precaution. The descent down is steady. The trail is NOT maintained so there are many steps in step areas that are washed out and dangerous. The old growth of the redwoods are spectacular. You will hear the water crashing on the beaches below a long time before reaching the shore. You will cross two bridges. The first is fine and neat as it is moss covered. The second has lost its horizontal bracing and hand rails. The bridge is there and fine but there are no rails. One person at a time and NO jumping as the bridge is springy without the support. OR you can drop down in the creek and climb back up the other side. Then just a hundred yards to the beach The climb down to the beach is via a very narrow path with steps cut in the rock. Caution is warranted to not take a tumble. Then enjoy the secluded beach so representative on NW Pacifica coast. The trail is closer to 4.2 Miles RT. It took 1:45 to descend and 1:30 to ascend. Not bad for two 60+ year olds

on Hobbs Wall Trail

hiking
1 month ago

A bridge is out on this trail. Still gorgeous. Very comfortable trail.

Great trail. Beautiful tees

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bridge out
3 months ago

Such an amazing hike, the huge redwoods are inexplicably giant and just as majestic as promised. the trail down is mostly down hill with a relatively clear trail other than roots and some narrow spots. I would not reccomend for children, only to due to the fact that the hike back up is very taxing (Mostly made up of switchbacks with steep inlcines). The last bridge is closed but my husband I crossed it very slowly and were able to make it the beach (it was totally worth the risk). There is a way to make it across without the bridge but it would be difficult if it was previously rainy or foggy the night before. Honestly, it is worth the rather dramatic evaluation difference, just be sure to bring water and some snacks to recharge. :)

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rocky
3 months ago

Bridge is closed but we saw people crossing it one at a time so we decided to go for it. Kinda scary but everyone made it down and back safely. The beach was so worth the hike. Easy hike down, lots of uphill back but luckily there are a lot of flat spots so that naturally makes it a tiny bit easier.

hiking
3 months ago

Brutal hike out.....take lots of water and snacks!

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bridge out
3 months ago

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muddy
off trail
scramble
3 months ago

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bridge out
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Breathtaking. Everything you want to experience. Wonderful trail through a majestic grove, the inclines give you some unique base to top views of beautiful redwoods that many of the other trails in the area lack. Then you pop out onto a beach with equally amazing views down the rugged coast. Add in the fog rolling through and the relative solitude and it is easily my favorite hike of any I’ve done in the area. It is a tough elevation drop but the lack of altitude makes it not much of a problem so long as you aren’t in any hurry...I already can’t wait to come back again someday and do this one again.

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4 months ago

Stayed at Mill Creek Campground and hiked this trail from our campsite. The trail was closed in areas due to downed trees and bridges out but we were able to navigate through it pretty well. Hike from our campsite was 7 miles through beautiful old trees and scenery.

hiking
4 months ago

Two bridges at bottom are both skeet. The last one is actually closed and looks compromised but right now the creek is low so you can just climb around the bridge and still access the beach. Beautiful trail!

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bridge out
4 months ago

One of my all-time favorite hikes. We embarked a few hours before sunset and passed just one person on the way down. Mystical to wander through that region on your own. Beautiful redwoods, perfect amount of fog, so unbelievably silent, banana slugs... it's all close to perfect. The second bridge was still out during our trip down but the creek was super low and thus easy to traverse. It's worth continuing onward for the final reveal. All that said, it's a grind for pretty much the entire way back up. There are warning signs on the way down regarding the trail's return difficulty, but maybe that's what thins the herd enough to keep this path mildly trafficked.

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bridge out
4 months ago

We did this trail on our way through the Redwood Forest today. The scenery was breathtaking. The Redwood Trees really are ginormous and there truly are no words to describe them! I could’ve done without the switchbacks tho! Just kidding.. they weren’t that bad!

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4 months ago

We did this hike yesterday AM and managed to catch some beautiful photos with fog streaming through the trees. I can't say enough how beautiful this trail was! Not to be missed for sure! Oh and yes, the 2nd bridge is out but it's easily passable underneath while the water is as low as it is now.

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4 months ago

A bit challenging but very rewarding! The ability to see the Redwoods along with the coast is a combination you can’t beat.

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4 months ago

Amazing hike. You will pay for the view you get on your way back up, but it is definitely worth it. Probably my favorite hike I’ve ever done. Absolutely breath taking view once you get to the end and break out of the forest right onto the pacific.

hiking
5 months ago

First part was beautiful and well kept. Towards the ocean the trail could use some work.

The mileage is way way off. It’s much farther.

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bridge out
6 months ago

Great hike! Second bridge is out but easy to cross under. On May 1st the stream is only a trickle. Definitely 2.2 miles one way, not as short as the description. We did it in 2 hours exactly with a 10 minute break at the bottom. Beautiful trees and nice beach at the end. We were alone on the trail.

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7 months ago

Awesome hike! The redwoods are massive, it was very foggy so that added some nice atmosphere. There is a sign that says “bridge closed, no beach access”, I went for it anyway, and after switch backs going down for a good 45 minutes, you get to the bridge, which is actually the 2nd bridge of the hike. It was easy to bypass the bridge by dipping down to the right of it. Once you pass the bridge, you are soon greeted by the ocean with an unreal view!! There’s a rock that has a path up on top of it, its in the water, I sat there for my lunch and say an otter! Hike back up is a bit of a workout, but well worth it!

hiking
8 months ago

Trail head is off hwy 101. Some traffic noise at the beginning that gave way to sounds of the ocean. Great view at the end of trail but we couldn’t make it to the beach as it was high tide.

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