Trinidad Head Lighthouse is a 1.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trinidad, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.9 km Elevation Gain: 58 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips


bird watching


partially paved


wild flowers


no shade

historic site

This trail is open to the public only from 11-5 on the first Saturday of each month. Just follow the road all the way to the lighthouse.

6 months ago

Beautiful views of Trinidad the harbor and coast on this fairly easy trail part is paved road the remainder is trail. Dog friendly!!! Suggest taking the paved road up and trail down = little easier. Be sure to take the spur trails for speculation views

6 months ago

This is also known as Trinidad head and is listed under another hike. :) The information says there are restrictions on when this trail is open and that’s not true. This trail is open daily. The lighthouse is only open a the first Saturday of every month. Either way, It’s a lovely hike! You can see whales and seabirds if it’s the right time of year.

Tue Jul 18 2017

Great views... Did a day of Trinidad and Patricks Pointm

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