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Hammond Coastal Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews

Hammond Coastal Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Arcata, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.

Distance: 8.8 miles Elevation Gain: 390 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

horseback riding

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

beach

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This 5-plus mile hiking/biking/equestrian component of the California Coastal Trail stretches from the Arcata Bottoms northward to Clam Beach County Park in McKinleyville.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

It’s a stretch to call this a trail. Mostly paved, large section is an actual road, constant highway noise and views, horse poo throughout, and little shade. Beach access points are currently closed for snowy plovers. Best part is an overlook with views of seals in July. But it’s right in front of a parking lot...not the nature escape I was hoping for.

walking
no shade
4 months ago

9 months ago

nice and easy hike, loved being able to walk along the beach.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

fun area , easy walk can go a few feet or a few miles lol

Saturday, June 02, 2018

I really like this trail. I enjoy riding my bike on it for some exercise.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

I grew up here and it is amazingly beautiful!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Very fun and accessible with plenty of amazing views!!

hiking
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Only hiked part of it. I'll take my bike back and do the rest.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Great for hiking and biking. You can choose to do a small potion or the entire trail without any difficulty.

hiking
Saturday, November 04, 2017

Hiked a portion of the trail 4 miles to Clam.Beach.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

fun bike trail/ walking, beautiful views and trails. all ages fun

road biking
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Great place to bike with you child !

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Great path available for run or bike! Constantly take the baby and go .. Beach or farmers market it connects them all!!! :)

Monday, August 10, 2015

I go here almost every day. I love it.

cross country skiing
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Easy & beautiful.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Always pleasant to bike along the Hammond Trail. We're so fortunate to live so close to it!

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