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I love this trail, it's super lightly trafficked and perfect for the pup to run around and be crazy without a leash. There are trees, sand dunes, and the beach. Very easy and flat trail but walking in the sand can make it a bit more exhausting.

The Cadra Point trail along with the spur trails are very good, especially the spurs because they are single tracks instead of old roads and the ends have nice views of Lake Earl. I found a map with the spur trails names but they aren't actually on the trails themselves which I thought was odd... The track I recorded is short 1/2-1 mile because i paused it to play with my lab, Brook and forgot to start it again for awhile.
Don't bother with the Penninsula or better known as Old Mill Rd because it's ugly with a lot of new rock (which I hate hiking on) and a place I'll never be again. My suggestion would be to work up the east side doing Cadra Point Trail along with the spurs and go back enjoying the hike...

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

This trail reminded me of what it would be lake being a recruit at Fort Ord. Just marching along in the sand... Most of the trail is sand based with close to 1/2 of it pretty soft. A little bit of forest and a lot of dunes. I ended up bushwhacking through beach grass to get to the beach on the way out which was very easy. My lab enjoyed the part along the beach the most. High point of the day was when I found my first agate on the beach!

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

More just a dirt road than a trail. This would be best done in the spring or winter. This trail is like a wagon wheel with 7 or 8 spokes or spur trails going off from it ranging from .2 to .9 miles each. No doubt the beauty would be in doing the trail spurs which supposedly have views. The main trail is dog friendly but all but one of the spurs are dog restricted and I left my dog's service vest in the Highlander. It is a good place to stretch your legs on flat ground in a quiet area.

trail running
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Actually the beginnings of a much grander trail (run for me). An almost unreal transformation of environment - leaving Crescent City about three miles away. The view is often void of any sign of civilization. Essentially flat single track (some of which is clearly (rarely used) jeep trail - except Old Mill Rd which is a well maintained gravel road (inside the gate).

Sunday, February 12, 2017

My favorite go to for a quick get out. There is a 4 mile loop here that take you through a few different ecosystems! You start out in a Forrest, then dunes, then coastal prairie, then wetlands. You can even hit the beach if you want. Also, there are a couple abandoned building to explore.

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Flat and simple. I did a much longer hike but left my GPS that I haven't figured out yet anyway and the camera's battery was done by the time I did this one. There are a few different hikes here that I will end up doing and posting.

walking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Little walk across the meadow to get a better view of the lighthouse. When I did it I stumbled across it and was disappointed when there wasn't more of a trail. Great views nonetheless.

walking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Great ocean views and at the beginning you can see one of the local surf breaks. The shore here is really rocky with rough formations.

scenic driving
Thursday, June 01, 2017