Chalk Mountain Via Skyline to the Sea and Westridge Trails

HARD 35 reviews

Chalk Mountain Via Skyline to the Sea and Westridge Trails is a 16.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Davenport, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
16.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3369 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

blowdown

bridge out

muddy

rocky

no dogs

Climb from the Pacific Ocean and follow the West Waddell Creek to a beautiful series of waterfalls

1 month ago

Great 3 day weekend backpacking trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, very challenging. Took it clockwise and I’m glad I did because the first half is mostly an ascent up to Chalk Mt. and through Chalk Mt. Rd. so I was glad to get that out of the way first, and the second half is more or less just a leisurely stroll through the woods. Took me about 8.5 hours as I also did the extended loop through the 2 falls.

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1 month ago

This was a very strenuous but rewarding hike. We started at the Waddell Beach, climbed the Skyline To The Sea Trail and the Westridge Trail, all the way to the Chalk Mt. Summit (1,609'). We then followed the Chalks Rd, Canyon Rd, and the Anderson Landing Rd to the Sunset Camp. From there we decented and visited the Golden Falls, the Cascades Sliver Falls. we continued on the Berry Creek Falls Trail, West Waddell Creek and the Skyline To The Sea Trail back to the beach. Total distacnce was 20.6 miles with elevation gain 4,000 ft, the steepest grade was 47%. It took us total 9.5 hours to complete the hike. It felt really good afterward. Beautiful views from the mountain and the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

AMAZING VIEWS!!! The hike had its moments with a few hills , but for the most part the hike was pretty easy. It took about 4 hours to get to the falls and backs . 11 miles

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike! Lots of up and down so you get some elevation gain on your way out and your way back! Ended up being about 18 miles total but definitely worth it!

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5 months ago

Very strenuous but rewarding hike. Note that the loop as plotted above does not include a waterfall (Berry Creek falls) but does get close by (add 2mi total out and back to see the falls as well).

hiking
10 months ago

That was the hardest hike we did in the region. It is worth the effort though. Beautiful views from the top of the mountain. We did the loop starting with by the Skyline to the sea leg. Nice two hours walk in the woods before a step by step climb to Chalk mountain. Last 1.5 hour exposed to sun. Very warm. The way back is strenuous. Many ups and downs. The total elevation is indeed 4.000 feet. Be prepared.

hiking
Saturday, November 19, 2016

we parked at Waddell Beach and hiked up to Berry Falls. beautiful scenery and mostly cool temps, in late November. we had lunch by the waterfall and it was beautiful. going back was super easy. my feet were killing me but it was well worth it. 5 hours round trip, no problem!

hiking
Monday, April 08, 2013

Great trail - took us 5 hours with a couple of breaks to take pictures. Trail gets muddy in a few places. Great scenery, easy to follow...

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2011

An absolutely beautiful trail. Full of little creeks and waterfalls. Can be strenuous if not prepared. Has a lot of hills but well worth the time. This is a definate repeater. The only reason it wasn't a five star was the number of people on the trail.

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