Strawberry Rock Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews

Strawberry Rock Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trinidad, California that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.9 miles
505 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


nature trips







private property

21 days ago

Excellent trail! Can be a little muddy and slippery but it’s got an unbeatable view at the highest point.

24 days ago

Enjoyed the super quiet walk through the forest. Delighted in the labyrinth. Loved the view at the top!

2 months ago

Great hike! Love the forest and the rock climb to the top.

3 months ago

Great hike, very few people and had a great view at the end.

4 months ago

Did this hike solo and early in the morning. It was tricky for an amateur hiker at the very top as you have to climb a rope and have some kind of ability to scramble up a rock. It was well worth it though, even though the fog mostly hid the coastline. I would love to come back on a clear day. I'll definitely do this hike again. I would not advise bringing dogs or small kids that must be carried in a pack due to the relatively tricky climb at the very top.

4 months ago

One of my favorite hikes!

5 months ago

View from the rock is spectacular! Was able to take the dog up top with a harness.

6 months ago

Lots of fun! Once you get to the rock there's a little scramble/ climb to get all the way up but the view is gorgeous. Nice for a little picnic. The dog probably won't make it all the way on the rock.

7 months ago

Trash piled at TH and scattered on side of trail. Invasive plant species throughout. Gravel quarry-like section. Won't do this one again.

8 months ago

Lots of fun, can be a little muddy and not that great for dogs. Little bit of a scramble up the rock face to get to the top but beautiful view!

11 months ago

Very muddy! But the kids loved it and the view was worth it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

This a bit of a mud trap this January. We took the 3 kids ages 9, 11, and 14 and they loved it. We were able to navigate the back of the rock and found a good landing spot that didn't require us to use the climbing rope. We didn't get to the very top of the rock, but still had an amazing view of the mountains AND the ocean.

On another note, yes it is private property owned by a responsible company that invests in the logging industry. I hope that anyone who chooses to take in their generosity in allowing us to reap the benefits of the beauty they own is responsible enough to not do any harm to their property. Next time we agreed to bring a bag for garbage to help out.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Hard to find at first. Come off the Trinidad off ramp and drive straight until you get there. Uphill, beautiful trail, prepare to get muddy. No one tells you that you have to climb a rope to get to the top, but once you're on top, it's the best view in Humboldt.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Looked all over and finally found what seems to be the TH. There were a couple of other cars there. After I got down a little ways it gated though easily passed and was signed NO TRESPASSING. Apparently it's owned by a local lumber company. As I searched around there was someone living off a little spur there as well. I chose to obey the signs and turned around. A waste of time for me... but I hiked all day on other trails in the area!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Muddy muddy muddy. The rope is sturdy and the view is nice once you're at the top. Otherwise the rest of the trail is just ok

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This is a light uphill hike to Strawberry Rock. Several hiking trails off the main one, which may cause some confusion to new visitors. Muddy spots and fallen logs are scattered throughout the trail, but the trail itself is dog friendly as long as you clean up after them. However, once at the rock, there is a sturdy rope to aid hikers up to the path that will take them to the very top. The rock has ample space for many people and provides a breathtaking view of the ocean and surrounding mountains!

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