Miner's Ridge to Clintonia to James Irvine Trail to Davidson Road Loop

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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Miner's Ridge to Clintonia to James Irvine Trail to Davidson Road Loop is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Orick, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 7.1 miles Elevation Gain: 885 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching


no dogs

4 months ago

impeccable trail surface, the engineering for the switch backs is divine. slightly reminiscent of railway grades. drained extremely well

Fri May 31 2019

Beautiful trail! Fern Canyon was beautiful and filled with water, so make sure to wear good shoes!

Thu Oct 11 2018

One of the best hikes I’ve ever did. Great views of the Redwoods. Lots of fallen trees to walk on. We ended the trail at the Narrows. First half is very quiet, didnt see anybody.

Wed Aug 01 2018

Pretty trail, and well maintained. After the 4th mile it all looks the same though.

Wed May 02 2018

When you get to the road at the end of fern canyon, head towards the beach and hike it back towards the campground. Absolutely one if the best hikes on the west coast!!!

Wed Jan 25 2017

Beautiful trail that includes Fern canyon as well. Clintonia and Fern Canyon are 2 of my favorite places in the park. When you start up Miner's Ridge it is an old road that changes to a single track when you cross the 1st bridge. The southern part of Clintonia takes you out of redwoods for a little ways before you get back to beautiful old growth redwoods. After you make the turn on James Irvine there was a massive tree down that you have to navigate through. It was a little confusing to my lab. And then you get to go down the trail to Fern Canyon where the steps simply lead into the creek... With all the rain there was a lot of water to go through. At last, you're on the road and even it is very pretty. This is one I highly recommend and will do again soon. Only reason it's not a 5 is having to walk the road.

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