Fern Canyon Trail

MODERATE 69 reviews

Fern Canyon Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Little River, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
826 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

hiking
15 days ago

backpacking
24 days ago

Very cool trail, I'd rate it above the Russian Gulch fern canyon and below the Prairie Creek fern canyon, though it has the advantage of the pygmy forest and the backcountry campsites out there. If you're planning on staying at the park I'd recommend checking those out if you have the backpacking gear - two miles out from the trailhead, $25/night (compared to $40/night at the campground), trash cans, picnic tables and fire rings, questionable pit toilets...

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3 months ago

This is a great trail

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5 months ago

Love the Fern trail beautiful and a good incline to get the blood pumping

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6 months ago

trailhead and back took 3.5 hours with lunch at the waterfall included. great hike with an awesome campground!