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Victoria Schoonover
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HikingOff trail
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Carla Tannehill
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HikingOver grown

Over grown by the dead lake. Went in August. Lots of Mosquitoes near the dead lake never could get to it! I hiked with my dog. I would do it again! Easy

Jess Mooney
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Hiking

gorgeous day and there was hardly anyone there! love the dunes which hide anyone on the beach from inland. great to climb them and get a different view.

DoctorofaCertainSize .
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Hiking

We did about half this loop. The trail is mostly a gravel and dirt road or sand. It’s completely covered in horse shit and the dunes are just a giant horse litter box. It’s disgusting. Horse owners should have to have the same leave no trace rules as everyone else. The beach itself was spectacular. We saw no other people. We saw a bald eagle and sea lions. Truly breathtaking. The rest of the trail sucks and mosquitos were everywhere swarming in the trees.

dyan janson
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Hiking

We only did a short distance of this trail. It was basically a beach walk which was not what we were looking for.

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David Jones
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fun and easy with my almost 3yr old, and sae some great wildlife.

LeAnn McClaflin
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Hiking

Love, love, love this trail. So many different paths to take with ponds, open fields, river and ocean. What’s not to love. Also pretty flat most of the way so it’s not very strenuous.

Dennis Slack
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OHV/Off Road DrivingNo shadeRocky

Ocean is beautiful. I had never driven on the beach and found my heart pounding at moments as the Jeep seem to be sinking. I will do it again but would like a second vehicle to come along.

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Marceline Slack
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OHV/Off Road Driving

First time driving on the beach, didn’t make it all the way, but it is definitely worth the drive for an adrenaline rush and I was only riding as my husband was driving!

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Jennifer McDaniel
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Hiking

We found this trail system by accident while trying to escape the hoards of people swarming the nearby redwoods. And while it certainly isn't a walk in the redwoods, we didn't see another soul on the trail while we were there which we loved. It's a fairly easy, well marked hike with loops to some coastal dune ponds, the Smith River, and/or the beach depending on how you walk the trails. We enjoyed watching a couple of Red-tailed Hawks, some Herons, Egrets, duck families, and insects on wildflowers. The dunes provide a nice wind break if you hike toward the ponds. The hardest part of the trail is walking in the occasional soft sand, so it's a good trail for families and hikers wanting an easy day out. P.S. My favorite part was the Yontocket cemetery and reading up on it to learn more about the history and relevance. There isn't a lot of information provided at the trail, so be sure to Google it to get a full understanding of the significance of the place.

Brandy Anderson
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Hiking

Once you get to the trailhead you can choose between a few different routes. We choose to hike straight back in and out trail to the beach access. The hike started with open prairie type land the about 1/2 in you were able to hike through forest. It was a beautiful trail, well used by horses, judging by the droppings. The beach access was amazing, we only saw one other person on the entire beach. We were able to hike with out 2 dogs. Beware that the terrain is mostly sand the whole hike.

Francis Fahey
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Road biking

Start of trail pretty over grown.. We were looking for a trail to trike on .. this was not it

Jared Heinz
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Me and my Dad did this hike a couple years ago and had a good time. It was a beautiful walk on the beach and we saw a lot of seals at the mouth of the Smith. Definitely fun on a nice day.

Bill Crain
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Great beach hike to the mouth of the Smith. Great weather today with no wind. Did it on a perfect tide so the sand was nice and firm. Slightly surprised that people were fishing at the mouth on the other side you can drive right to. Probably a hundred seals cruising the mouth of the river. Brook, my Lab and I enjoyed this one as usual. When you hike this area always take note of what the beach looks like or mark it where you come off the trail. There are only a few areas to get back to the main trail in Tolowa.

Bill Crain
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Hiking

Beautiful hike on the beach... On the way down it was beautiful but not very clear due to the combination of marine layer and smoke from the Chetco Bar Fire. The hike down was really mellow and timed pretty well with the tides. After the turnaround the tide changed and started coming in and there was a steady southerly wind of about 20 kts in my face. Due to having to walk in softer sand because of the higher tide along with the length I rated the hike as difficult. A lower tide without wind and it would be moderate...

Bill Crain
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Hiking

This trail reminded me of what it would be lake being a recruit at Fort Ord. Just marching along in the sand... Most of the trail is sand based with close to 1/2 of it pretty soft. A little bit of forest and a lot of dunes. I ended up bushwhacking through beach grass to get to the beach on the way out which was very easy. My lab enjoyed the part along the beach the most. High point of the day was when I found my first agate on the beach!

Bill Crain
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Hiking

Simply follow the directions and stick to the map. The only real downfall other than being a little boring and easy is with the exception of the loop on the end it's a wide, dirt road that could easily be driven in your car if the gate was open... Keep your eyes open for elk!

Sean Anderson
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Camping

A great spot for camping on the beach (or in the dunes if it gets windy). Very isolated in the northern and middle parts, as I believe most visitors to this area come in via the road that forms the southern part of the trail. The few people we saw were agate (rock) hunting. Flat and not terribly interesting as a hike, but we were more interested in camping on the beach and letting the pup run around.

Andrea Lassett
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Thought this would be a quick and easy 5 mike hike. Turned at the post pointing to the beach in .5 miles. Lost the trail several times, eventually made it to a beautiful secluded beach. Had to call 911 to get back out, almost had S&R come get us after wandering around aimlessly for over an hour. Luckily they were able to direct us to another trail nearby that met up with the main road based off of our GPS coordinates. Apparently not for recreational, novice hikers.

Bill Crain
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Hiking

Nice little trail with a mixture of trees and meadows. There can be elk and deer seen on the trail. The west part of the trail can have a few wet spots after a good rain but has a marshy area that can hold elk. Great trail system to get the dog(s) out.

Bill Crain
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Hiking

I enjoyed doing this one today with with my dogs. It's a nice long walk through the dunes, the forest and the ocean, with it's views. It's the longest route I do in Tolowa. We didn't see any elk today but there were fresh tracks. The beach walk is pretty firm as long as you're fairly close to the surf. Keep an eye out for vehicles. This portion of Tolowa is legal to drive on the beach. There is a sign indicating that on the end of Kellogg Rd. When you're walking Kellogg Beach keep an eye out for agates as well. Plenty of people find them. The surf was a little high to be relaxed with my Lab in the ocean today.

Bill Crain
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Hiking

There is a sign to mark the beginning of the trail in the small parking area and the hike goes through the Yontocket Cemetaries. This is one of my go to hikes with my dogs. I have seen eagles, hawks, deer and elk on this trail. There are a few variations within the park including some single tracks and routes out to the beach. I'll post up a few variations that I've done. There is supposedly a good porcupine population here as well but as yet I haven't seen any.

Bill Crain
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Hiking

I hike with my dogs in this area. The trail is mostly flat and easy with some gentle rises on trails that range from old roadbed type to single tracks. The trail is also shared with horses as it is a popular place to ride. The track posted is off and when I figure out my gps I'll post an accurate one. There are also a lot of other trails in the park to enjoy.

Makenzi Lakey
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Hiking
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Richard F.
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Mountain biking
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Bill Crain
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Hiking
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Bill Crain
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Hiking
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Roger Beargeon
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Hiking
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Bill Crain
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Hiking
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