Hikshari Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Hikshari Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Eureka, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles
9 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


4 months ago

Easy and a nice view,

7 months ago

View isn’t terrible, but still lots of homeless. They don’t seem to be bothersome, but be aware of your surroundings. Doesn’t smell very good either.

7 months ago

Great trail on Humboldt Bay. We walk it 2 or 3 times a week and it is always a joy especially at sunset. We usually start at the trail head at the Herrick Ave. park and ride lot. Paved path is nice but the trails that follow the Elk River offer a more scenic view with lots of birds. We often see birders, bikes, dog walkers and families on the trail. Haven’t seen a homeless camp in several years. The Trail Stewards do a wonderful job of maintaining the trail and the Eureka Police patrol the trail on an ATV. We always feel safe even in the evening. The hike out over the RR trestle to Stinky Beach is wonderful.

7 months ago

Should call this one the Homeless Trail. Almost didn't do it because I wasn't confident my car would be ok. An asphalt bike trail I wouldn't advise anyone to do.

8 months ago

A nice meandering walk. You need to be aware of your surroundings as there are still some lingering homeless camps.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

great trail, very easy

trail running
Friday, July 26, 2013

I take my dog on this trail often. We call it "stinky beach"- used to have a rendering plant right next to where the trail runs.
I don't know why this site thinks the trail is 51.2 miles. IT'S NOT. Great view of the two spits at the bay entrance. This year was the first year that the Kinetic Grand Championship race ran through here. if you park at the Park and Ride at the Herrick Ave exit you can watch the show.And the beach is right there too!

trail running
5 months ago

10 months ago

Sunday, June 25, 2017