Hidden Beach and False Klamath Rock

MODERATE 24 reviews

Hidden Beach and False Klamath Rock is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Klamath, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

7.0 miles
1243 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running





no dogs

16 days ago

We drove from Texas to hike this trail. Great setting with giant trees in a rain forest and the Pacific Ocean. The hidden beach a half mile from trail head is a bonus. Beautiful.

29 days ago

The trail is great until the last 1/3 of the route where it becomes narrow and overgrown with weeds and grass. The path down to the lookout is steep and has rebar sticking up so watch out! The views are mostly hidden by trees but you can hear the ocean and the sea lions. Of coarse the lookout is usually awesome pending fog and clouds. Be in shape the make the entire 9 + mile hike from the Yurok loop trailer head. It is easy turning to moderate + at the end.

1 month ago

Amazing and beautiful!

2 months ago

Poorly maintained with numerous fallen logs and an eroding path at several portions but still beautiful hike through Pacific rainforest with ocean on the other side. A couple of amazing vistas and a fun hidden beach but the extent of the forest often chokes off your views even high up.

5 months ago

Wonderful hike to Hidden Beach! We arrived at sunset, and we're the only people on the beach. The trail was lightly trafficked.

7 months ago

Amazing coastal views! Trail gets a bit narrow and slick in spots, but not bad overall. Definitely worth heading down to Hidden Beach too (towards the end of the trail, signage is clear). Make sure to listen for the barking from sea lions!

8 months ago

Awesome trail

Saturday, June 17, 2017

We hiked the mile in only for the Hidden Beach because the trail to Enderts Beach was closed due to a landslide and were not disappointed. The trail is mainly worn down grass with several ocean views along the coastline but the beach is beautiful and very secluded. Only one other person showed up the entire two hours we were there.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Great hike, some hilly incline but mostly non incline grass hiking. There was some bear scat but didn't see any bears. Saw some garden type snakes on the trail. The hike was beautiful about 2 miles in, I heard sea lions barking, couldn't see em from any point on the trail. Got to hidden beach it was beautiful and secluded. So peaceful to listen to the waves crashing. If your a climber there were some 2 biggish rocks to practice climbing they are similar to bouldering rocks. Great hike I'd recommend doing this one then having a nice lunch at the beach.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Flowers on trail are good right now, making the places without coastal views pleasant. You feet will get wet. Did a shuttle hike from Klamath Overlook to Lagoon Creek. Make sure to check for ticks.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I did the trail from the lagoon to the lookout and back. The 1st mile is pretty flat and has some ocean views but is pretty boring. If you want to go to the beach do it on a low tide. It was a high tide today and no beach at all... The rest of the trail is better but doesn't have very many views until you get close to the top then you have ocean views again. It's a fairly gentle slope and not too difficult a hike but still decent cardio. I also did the Yurok Loop along the way. All the other trails I've done in the area are a cut above this one. 50-50 whether I will ever do this one again...

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The trial was a bit over grown with tall grasses. So wear pants. We were also welcomed by a wasp sting on the way in. Also we hiked in it was cloudy so there wasn't anything to see but a white backdrop. However when we got to the beach...it as stunning. Pretty much there by ourselves and the sun came out. On the hike out we could see much more of the coast and it was much more enjoyable.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Fairly easy trail, amazing views. Once you reach the beach it's truly amazing, rewarding, unlike anything I've seen before. worth the hike.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Beautiful hike. Started at Lagoon Creek and took the coastal trail to the Klamath overlook. Fairly easy hiking... great trail for the whole family.

Friday, June 24, 2011

We took the Coastal Trail up to Hidden Beach and further up to Yurok Loop. The hidden beach was well worth the stop! Beautiful hidden cove, with great views of the mountainous rocks jutting from the ocean floor. Nobody else was there except us and a few scavenger birds watching us very closely. Great hike. Definitely recommend to anyone.

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