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Best trails in Trinidad State Beach

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Explore the most popular trails in Trinidad State Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

It is a short hike through the woods, across open bluffs, and past seasonal wildflowers down to the beach. Low tide is the best time to visit. On the high bluffs above the beach there is an open meadow with scattered stands of alders. Visitor facilities include restrooms, parking, and a small picnic area with, tables and stoves. Park open sunrise to sunset.

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Map of trails in Trinidad State Beach
Park information
Park hours
Monday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
707-677-3570
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Trinidad Head Trail Loop
Trinidad State Beach
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 54 m
Trinidad Head Trail Loop is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Trinidad, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#2 - Trinidad State Beach and College Cove
Trinidad State Beach
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 44 m
Tide pools, waterfalls, moss covered forests, rugged bluffs, crashing waves, sandy beaches, jaw dropping scenery... A true hidden gem! The more time you have, the more you will discover. The trails aShow more
#3 - Elk Head Trail
Trinidad State Beach
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 34 m
Elk Head Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trinidad, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#4 - Elk Head to Trinidad Beach
Trinidad State Beach
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 39 m
Elk Head to Trinidad Beach is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Trinidad, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily uShow more