Patrick's Point Exploration Loop is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Trinidad, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
538 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

beach

views

wildlife

no dogs

Patrick's Point State Park is a 640 acre park located about 25 miles North of Eureka in the heart of California's coast redwood country. This loop provides an overview of much of Patrick Point but still leaves out plenty of activities and destinations for the rest of the day or weekend. It takes advantage of trail segments throughout the park to build one larger walk. At the same time, it can provide a foundation for detours down to beaches, tide pools, and most of the park's other attractions. To really see everything here, it takes a weekend trip. Patrick Point is well known for a lot happening in a small place with several miles of trails, beaches, tide pools, a local famed Wedding Rock (still a popular place for weddings), and more. The park's forests are primarily spruce, hemlock, pine, fir and red alder which abound on an ocean headland. The forests are broken by extensive wildflower meadows. The dramatic shoreline includes sandy beaches and sheer cliffs rising above the Pacific Ocean. Opportunities are here to explore tide pools, search for agates, driftwood, whale watching, sea lions, and birding.

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

One of the most scenic trails in Humbolt county. Check the sunset if you get a chance.

hiking
Friday, December 02, 2016

Got to see everything the park had to offer on this one. It was unexpectedly crowded on a winter day. They are filming a Disney movie in the park. The center was really crowded with the crew.

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1 month ago

recorded Patrick's Point Exploration Loop

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3 months ago

11 months ago

11 months ago

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Thursday, December 15, 2016