Klamath Overlook

EASY 12 reviews

Klamath Overlook is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Klamath, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

0.8 miles
318 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

One of the North Coast’s most spectacular views at 600 feet above the river mouth. Scope Bald Eagle, Osprey, American Kestrel, Common and Pacific Loon, Red-necked and Western Grebe, Surf Scoter, and Black-legged Kittiwake. Common Murre and Pigeon Guillemot are seen in breeding season. Hillside below overlook is alive in spring with Allen’s Hummingbird, Wrentit, and Orange-crowned Warbler. May to June watch for migrating Black Swift among Vaux’s Swift and swallows. A steep trail near the parking lot entrance winds down the bluff to a viewing platform, best place to spot seals, sea lions, and whales. The ancestral territory of the Yurok people (People of the Salmon) extends from the mouth 40 miles upriver. They are the largest California tribe with continuous occupancy of their aboriginal lands and still maintain sovereign rights to fish for salmon in traditional ways.

7 months ago

Drove up here with my wife and did this 4 years ago and saw all the salmon fishermen on the spit and went and bought a license and tackle. Took home 3 salmon 25 lbs or so each in 2 hrs of fishing.....
Laws have changed so much since that it will never happen again again in my lifetime ...
So bad already the ocean here was closed for salmon this year.

10 months ago

Beautiful wild flowers and great views!

10 months ago

lovely if it's clear. steep

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Found this a couple of years ago showing my wife the Yurok's salmon netting during the peak of the season. There were also whale watching volunteers at the parking lot as well. Interesting high views of the river and ocean.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Two years ago we found this and a hundred or so people fishing the spit for salmon. Went there 4 times in the next 2 weeks to catch a total of 10.... It was a great find. The amount of seals and sea lions chasing fish was unreal.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Beautiful. Amazing to watch wildlife!

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Monday, September 09, 2013