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The Yontocket Big Beach Loop is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Crescent City, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.6 mi Elevation gain 196 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Fishing Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Beach Forest Views Wildlife
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Victoria Schoonover
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We did about half this loop. The trail is mostly a gravel and dirt road or sand. It’s completely covered in horse shit and the dunes are just a giant horse litter box. It’s disgusting. Horse owners should have to have the same leave no trace rules as everyone else. The beach itself was spectacular. We saw no other people. We saw a bald eagle and sea lions. Truly breathtaking. The rest of the trail sucks and mosquitos were everywhere swarming in the trees.

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David Jones
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fun and easy with my almost 3yr old, and sae some great wildlife.

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Sean Anderson
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Camping

A great spot for camping on the beach (or in the dunes if it gets windy). Very isolated in the northern and middle parts, as I believe most visitors to this area come in via the road that forms the southern part of the trail. The few people we saw were agate (rock) hunting. Flat and not terribly interesting as a hike, but we were more interested in camping on the beach and letting the pup run around.

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Bill Crain
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I enjoyed doing this one today with with my dogs. It's a nice long walk through the dunes, the forest and the ocean, with it's views. It's the longest route I do in Tolowa. We didn't see any elk today but there were fresh tracks. The beach walk is pretty firm as long as you're fairly close to the surf. Keep an eye out for vehicles. This portion of Tolowa is legal to drive on the beach. There is a sign indicating that on the end of Kellogg Rd. When you're walking Kellogg Beach keep an eye out for agates as well. Plenty of people find them. The surf was a little high to be relaxed with my Lab in the ocean today.

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Kendall Sanders
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Bill Crain
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David Jones
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Lizzie Grant-Bridges
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