Zigzag Trail 1 and 2 Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews

Zigzag Trail 1 and 2 Loop is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Orick, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

This is a very nice trail. We hit it just right, there were thousands of trillium lining the trail. Saw millipedes and red snails, which we haven't seen in the park yet. The trails were in good shape. The West Ridge Trail is always scenic and this segment of it is in better shape that the one from Zig Zag #1 down to the park headquarters.

hiking
Friday, December 30, 2016

Awesome trail with the exception of Prairie Creek trail. West Ridge Trail for me is 2nd only to Rhododendron. The trail itself and the trees on West Ridge are awesome. Do to the partial western exposure a lot more sun than many of the trails in the park. I definitely like the ridge trails better for the up and down and around aspect of the hike. It gets the heart rate up and keeps it going milder for better exercise than the up and down trails like Zigzag or South Fork. Highly recommend this one and it would be 5 stars if Prairie Creek Trail wasn't part of it...