Damnation Creek Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews

Damnation Creek Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Klamath, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1276 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

no dogs

hiking
2 hours ago

17 days ago

Hike was very scenic. There is a little bit of everything to see on this hike from huge redwoods to a beautiful beach. It was challenging, but rewarding. Ocean view made this hike worth the difficult climb back. Bridge is closed, but we were able to navigate the terrain down the right side of the bridge and cross the very small creek to the other side. After the creek, it was about .1 miles to the beach.

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful trail! Amazing redwoods, great ocean views. Trail is not in great shape however, somewhat overgrown. Also there is a sign that says a bridge is out and there is no beach access, however we were able to make it to the beach just fine, no bridge issues or anything. Good trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

went over 4th of july weekend on this lovely trail. when you get to the beach, look for a trail that veers off to the right for the stairway access so you don't have to scramble over the rocks. the cool weather definitely worked in my favor on the way back up, lol!

1 month ago

Going down is easy peasy and the views and beach are amazing! Coming back up is a little harder but totally worth the trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Wow. Wow. Wow. The beach sneaks up on you at the end, and it is absolutely glorious. This was the hardest "moderate" hike I've done, but it was worth it.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

A really great short(er) hike. If you do any sort of elevation change hiking you will be totally fine on the way back. Otherwise take lots of breaks. Even though there is a sign that says bridge failure you are able to take the trail all the way out to the beach.

2 months ago

We have done about 15 hikes in the last week and a half across the country and this is by far in the top 2. Great trail, well maintained, easy to follow. I will say it is moderate trail going down....and hard coming back up. I'd be in shape to do this one!!! Well worth it though you get redwoods, green feens, and rock beach with succulent covered cliffs all in one trail!!

hiking
2 months ago

this is such an amazing breathtaking hike. Great views, coming back up I thought, was easier than going down. So worth the trek and 1000ft drop

2 months ago

Beautiful scenery! It is quite a hike back out, but don't let that stop you.

hiking
2 months ago

Great little morning workout with a beach view at the end, nice cove! Make sure you start at the trailhead - hiking lesson #1 haha epic fail (you will know what I am talking about if you don't). A sign said the bridges were washed out but they were stable and intact.

3 months ago

This trail looks rad on paper but so far this season it is too soon to attempt it. There are trees and limbs down all over the place and we lost the trail more than once in the first hundred yards. We turned around and came out an eighth of a mile from where we had parked. The hike looks great just not ready yet.

5 months ago

One of my top 2 all time favorite hikes in CA! Beautiful and well kept trail. Gorgeous majestic Redwoods during the first 3rd or so. Playing at the ocean at the bottom. The overlook just above the water is special. Just love this hike. We were camping at Mill Creek. My wife even collected mussels along the shore and cooked them back at camp. Not too strenuous of a hike. Takes about an hour to get back up once at the ocean floor.

6 months ago

need to be in better shape for this one. wasn't expecting switch back steep hills, but a great work out and the view at the end was amazing!

7 months ago