This park and the co-managed state parks protect almost half of all remaining Coastal Redwoods, the tallest trees on Earth. There are three large river systems in this very seismically active area, and the 37 miles (60 km) of protected coastline have tide pools and seastacks. The prairie, estuary, coast, river, and forest ecosystems have varied animal and plant species.
Fantastic trail for scenery. Path is a dirt road and is easy in that respect. We detoured to make a better loop of it and ended up climbing straight up about a 500' elevation in long grass, which I don't recommend. Otherwise we had a great time exploring.
Nice trail. Starts out at the north end of the bridge as an old road. It is fairly wide for much of its length. We hiked it in December and a couple of times the trail was blocked by collapsed trees. There is one nice coastal view point. Most of the trail is in the forest. Sometimes the trail wanders close to the highway and you can hear cars and trucks. At the end you reach a camp ground and a little beyond that the trail intersects another trail--probably coming up from the highway.
Awesome drive... gave me a chance to see some of the trailheads I will be using in the near future. I got to see and take some pics of a herd of Elk and got to see a Prairie Chicken(Grouse) that I don't see very often. I drove by the fire lookout way up top as well. Oddly enough there is a fire station back there too. I drove through a bit of snow and ice as well... Brook, my lab got to see snow for the 1st time. Pretty funny, I did Little Bald Hills Trail 2 days ago and they are 60+ miles apart.
Pretty little trail without much of a pond... The trail ends up in a widened creek area due especially to the 5-6 inches of rain we got yesterday. Very gentle and easy trail especially good for someone that doesn't hike much and children. I did several trails in the park today and the only people I saw were on this one.