Explore the most popular beach trails near Crescent City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Really nice walk, great for a campground trail

Lovely walk around the campground

Can’t ever go wrong hiking the beach sand dollars everywhere

Great little hike through the woods in Elk country and back on the beach. It can be done as a loop on the beach or an out and back. There is a large resident Elk herd in this area. Today they were no where to be seen but plenty of fresh tracks. The trail is signed for no dogs and the beach for dogs on leash but many have dogs off leash on this beach. At the end of the trail to go down to the the beach is a little steep but there are a couple of ropes to help you on your way. My thanks to the thoughtful people that put them there...

hiking
6 months ago

Great beach to walk... The beach is flat and firm and being a crescent shape it is far more protected than other beaches on the North Coast. The best in Norcal!

Still closed due to landslide

Great beach hike. The sand is nice and smooth and makes for a wonderful hike. You can go all the way down to the rocks and back.

hiking
11 months ago

To make this a really fun hike continue to end of beach around low tide and rock scramble the cliffs!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Closed indefinitely due to slide. Might be better named Enderts Beach trail. The highway goes along Crescent Beach. The hike down the hill is Endert's Beach.

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Put 3 very good trails together today preparing for a backpacking trip on the Rogue in less than 2 weeks. All 3 are gorgeous and I've done 2/3 of this one many times. My guess is the mileage for this trail is 14+ and the elevation gain is about half of what is shown due to my hand drawing the trail from a map. I rated it hard only due to the length. My lab enjoyed the trail and was ready for more. I stopped and swam her a couple of times today while this old man took a break. She is a service dog. The trail is signed for no dogs but I've seen many including a couple today on the river.

closed and fenced off because of slide.

camping
Thursday, June 01, 2017

We flew in from out of town and camped out here and I highly recommend it. Every camp sight seems pretty secluded from your neighbors and the bathroom/shower facilities are well kept. The trees in here are phenomenal.

camping
Thursday, May 25, 2017

This is an absolutely beautiful camp ground with a great trail throughout. We walked along the river and through the camp ground for about an hour and a half. Kid friendly, dog friendly, highly recommend if you are staying at the camp ground.

not a very big of beach. a couple large trees. watch out for banana slugs. must of been high tide 'cuz I didn't find any tide pools, like the sign said.
boarded off from slide

The trail is blocked from a recent land slide. The views are still fantastic.

camping
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Jed Smith State Park is a great place to visit and hike. If you can stay at the campground, it's a bonus. The loop trail off Howland Hill Road is short but it features some of the largest (in circumference) Coastal Redwoods that can be seen without hiking into any one of the many redwood parks in Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

fave

hiking
Sunday, December 18, 2016

The well-maintained trail makes for a nice leisure hike.

walking
Friday, November 11, 2016

Very nice little campgound and a couple of nice flat trails for those less mobile. It also has a trail suitable for those in wheelchairs. Certainly not enough of those for our handicapped friends. There are some beautiful redwoods in the park but not nearly as beautiful as other areas of the park... #266

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

There is a nice flat beach with a lot of small rocks and a few shells to pick up. Three because everything next to the ocean is at least a 3...

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's deceiving as it's like a highway until you cross the creek. if you go further on the trail past the part mapped it goes up a long steep mountain. It eventually crosses 101...

walking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Nice little stroll with great views. If you're there the right time of the year the sand dollars are everywhere.

backpacking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Option for backcountry camping at Enderts Beach nearby. If parking overnight, make sure to talk to the Park Rangers because there have been issues with cars getting broken into overnight. They'll let you park at one of their outposts. Great views. Wonderful sunsets.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

really quick tour of the redwoods. one of the most beautiful walks ever

hiking
Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Awesome sandy trail leading to the dunes. One of my favorites!

camping
Sunday, January 05, 2014

This campground is awesome. It's filled with Redwoods, it is a 1 minute walk to a river with salmon and steelhead fishing. There are facilities and it makes a great base station for other trails nearby.

hiking
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The campground is beautiful, although very wet (be prepared for a lot of moisture!). This is THE place to stay in RNP, as it boasts a ton of Old Growth forests. While here, I would highly recommend taking the Boy Scout Tree Trail, which I can't find anywhere on AllTrails.com (however, I've posted a link to a site that details the trail). It's a 5 mile out-and-back that completely immerses you in the Redwood experience. The trail is so soft, and there are huge banana slugs everywhere. The deeper you walk, the further you feel from civilization, and as you look around you, beautiful coastal redwoods tower up above you hundreds of feet, and sunlight trickles softly through the canopy of the forest. At the end of the trail you run into the historic Boy Scout Tree, along with a quaint little waterfall. This trail was, and forever will be, the best experience of my life!

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