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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
Well-maintained coastal trail with greenery tunnels and amazing views (as long as not foggy). Lighthouse is only open the first Saturday of every month. This trail is not tagged as wheelchair or stroller friendly because it is steep (10% average grade), although some equipment users may be able to do this trail.Show 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 are easy, but not maintained, so keep that in mind. All of the trails with beach access will be steep due to the rugged bluffs and cliffs that make the area so beautiful. Trinidad Head parking lot is the easiest way to access the beach directly.Show more
#3 - Elk Head Trail
Trinidad State Beach
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 34 m
#4 - Elk Head to Trinidad Beach
Trinidad State Beach
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 39 m