Tolowa Dunes to Mouth of Smith River

MODERATE 2 reviews
#8 of 11 trails in

Tolowa Dunes to Mouth of Smith River is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Yontocket, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
82 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

river

views

wildlife

historic site

8 months ago

Me and my Dad did this hike a couple years ago and had a good time. It was a beautiful walk on the beach and we saw a lot of seals at the mouth of the Smith. Definitely fun on a nice day.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Great beach hike to the mouth of the Smith. Great weather today with no wind. Did it on a perfect tide so the sand was nice and firm. Slightly surprised that people were fishing at the mouth on the other side you can drive right to. Probably a hundred seals cruising the mouth of the river. Brook, my Lab and I enjoyed this one as usual. When you hike this area always take note of what the beach looks like or mark it where you come off the trail. There are only a few areas to get back to the main trail in Tolowa.