Hirz Bay Campground Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lakehead, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 429 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly






washed out

9 months ago

This is a great trail that follows the lake. There is an abundance of shade, swimming spots, and view points of the lake/ mountains. The bugs were out because of the moist warm summer day. The trail is easy to follow and we only saw one other couple.

washed out
Wed May 29 2019

(Memorial Weekend ‘19) Good trail if the weather wasn’t so damaging years prior. Tough to stay on the marked trail with all the down rubble and washouts, ended up having to turn around due to down trees and the trail disappearing. Other than that there are some good views with a couple nice beach spots.

Sat Apr 20 2019

Sat Jul 18 2015

The trail has some great views and dogs are welcome. It's not well marked or maintained and there's lots of poison oak so be careful. There are a couple of spots where it can be confusing to follow the trail; just after the start from Hirz Bay campground stay to the left rather than going down toward the lake also about midway take the switchback and go up the hill instead of gong toward the lake. Nice shade on a summer day though and there are restrooms and water at the campground.

8 months ago

Sat Apr 08 2017