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Best trails in Fort Dick

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Looking for a great trail near Fort Dick, California? AllTrails has 5 great walking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park or Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor or Chetco Point Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Fort Dick ranging from 0.7 to 1.5 miles and from 32 to 226 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Fort Dick
Top trails (5)
#1 - Stout Memorial Grove Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 16 m
NOTE: Howland Hill Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic between Boy Scout Tree and the west gate (near the Howland Hill Outdoor School) due to ongoing road work. This stand of huge old-growth coastal redwoods is a reminder of what this forest was thousands of years ago. It is worth the long drive out Howland Hill Rd. and the short hike around the trail. It's a dense concentration of some of the largest trees in the area. Accessibility: This trail has a paved and then a dirt surface. It is typically at least three feet wide. The average grade is 3% and the max grade is 5%. Users have reported the beginning is the steepest section and there are some areas where the cross slope is over 2% that may be difficult to navigate. The parking, restrooms, picnic tables, and visitor center are all accessible.Show more
#2 - Long Trail to Sweet Potato Creek Loop
Tolowa Dunes State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
#3 - Lake Earl Coastal Lagoon Trail
Lake Earl Wildlife Area
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 38 m
#4 - Hatton Loop Trail
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 6 m
Nice little loop almost across from Walker Rd. It's nearly flat, wide and easy trail for almost anyone. It doesn't get as much traffic as the trails across the road. Show more
#5 - Mill Creek Trail [CLOSED]
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
Note: This trail is CLOSED for construction, from November 2019 to May 2021, the Mill Creek Trail will be closed from Howland Hill Road to the Smith River. This half-day hike wanders through an old-growth redwood forest. Mill Creek is a crystal stream bordered by thick forest that provides excellent habitat for coho and Chinook salmon, as well as steelhead and cutthroat trout. From October through December, vine and big-leaf maples display crimson and golden colors, and berries are available for the taking (one gallon per person per day). This trail allows easy access for fishing, photography, and identification of many plants endemic to the redwood forest community.Show more