Myrtle Creek Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Myrtle Creek Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

1.9 miles
347 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


6 days ago

nice trail , water very low in river.

24 days ago

good hike to start if you're getting back into trail running.

1 month ago

beautiful high beginners interpretive trail. It ends at a awesome spot by the creek. Nice short hike.

1 month ago

loved this trail! It's an easy hike lots to see and gold mining history and even ends at a creek

1 month ago

Love this trail. It's short and sweet, filled with wild flowers, small waterfalls and the river.

4 months ago

Beautiful with lots of history and it even ends at the creek.

10 months ago

Not a difficult hike, but probably wouldn't recommend it with small children only because you have to walk looking down a lot due to a lot of roots that grew threw the trail. If you're not paying attention you're likely to trip. My husband and I enjoyed this trail very much especially because it ended at the creek. We also saw a deer on the trail

10 months ago

This is not a challenging hike, but is more for plant lovers who enjoy walking slowly and paying attention to all of the diverse species growing along this short trail. I saw carnivorous pitcher plants, wild ginger and plenty of ferns. One plant I did not see was poison oak. I took my dog, he enjoyed it too!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Did this and the nearby Wellman Trail today. This is a very easy trail that is a little unusual because much of it runs along a ditch because it was an old gold mining operation. This is an excellent trail for someone not use to hiking much. Pretty gentle with only a little altitude gain at the very beginning... Brook, my lab, loved this trail because of all the little waterfalls and feeder creeks. She didn't miss any...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

An easy walk through the woods. There are 16 interpretive stops along the way with historical info in addition to plant info. Good news is minimal to no poison oak.

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