Durphy Creek Trail Loop

MODERATE 5 reviews

Durphy Creek Trail Loop is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Redway, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1036 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

To sample Richardson’s diverse habitats, take a 4-mile jaunt on the Lookout Point, Tanoak Springs and Durphy Creek trails. From Madrone Campground, head up the Lookout Point Trail. When the trail forks, stay left, enjoying redwoods and Douglas-firs on the way to Lookout Point. A brief stretch on the trail to Hartsook Inn will bring you to the Tanoak Spring Trail, which heads upward to a forested ridge. From the ridge, the trail descends to Tanoak Spring. Then hike down to Durphy Creek, where the trail levels out among redwoods. When you hit the park road, turn right to return to the trailhead. Great for seeing both streamside redwoods and upland habitat. This area is known for "Bigfoots".

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful trail I forgot doing with my gf. Beautiful when we did it in the fall with only a few people around.

hiking
6 months ago

It's not recommended but my son and I did this hike at night while doing a little "Squatchin". Trail was very visible and we did get a little Bigfoot activity.

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hiking
26 days ago

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