Craigs Creek Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Craigs Creek Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

7.6 miles
1,551 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




wild flowers

no dogs

6 days ago

Doing the whole hike is super worth it. Other than some poison oak being present, the trail was very peaceful and a good workout at some points.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail but there is TONS of poison oak right now. Be careful.

6 months ago

Beautiful trail but be ready for a workout!!!!

6 months ago

Great trail. Hard a first. A lot of uphill the first half mile. The end is worth it. Being right on the river is great. Dogs are also allowed. It is posted on the state park website.

9 months ago

This trail follows south fork of the Smith a few hundred feet above the river along the slope of the canyon. Highlights include diverse plant life, occasional views of the river and the verdant green slopes of the canyon. I also heard shooting and I think there's a shooting range on the other side of the river. The poison oak is present along the whole trail but gets much worse the last half mile stretch before the river. I took my dog on this trail since I didn't see any postings saying otherwise. It's a good hike for dogs since there don't seem to be too many in the area. I did this hike on a beautiful September day. I was surprised with how much running water there was. Really nice to see.

10 months ago

Started this today... Pretty hot and a bit smoky. The farther I went the more I heard gunshots in front of me. Either it's deer season or there were poachers or maybe even target practicing.... but I've learned when I get that gut feeling to listen, so I reversed and didn't finish. Nice trail that I'll go back and finish another time. Plenty of poison oak on this one. Time for me to get out the Tecnu!

10 months ago