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I love this out-of-the-way stretch of coastal trail off the Drury Scenic Byway. It's by no means arduous since the majority of it is leveled road bed but that being said, nature has reclaimed almost all of what man built along the bluff. Some of the most beautiful and breath taking vistas I've ever seen of our coast line lie along here seeing as you are between 200 and 300 feet above the crashing swells at most points of the hike. Around 2.5 miles in there are three wooden posts off to your left with what vaguely resembles a path, I highly recommend the detour as you will NOT be disappointed by where it takes you.

Nice mix of sun and shade but I'd definitely throw some sunscreen on next time I take that jaunt on a clear day, the reflection off the ocean can be almost blinding at times and will assuredly cook you a bit.

Not a super exciting hike on the trail but it does have some really beautiful views. At one point we went off the trail where it looked like there was a path and were utterly surprised at what we found. I’ll post pictures because it was amazing! Mind you we did go off the path to get to the amazing part. The long coastal views and really neat rock formation pics were from this side venture we took!

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nice trail i did on an overcast day so the views were limited. The trail like much of the Ca Coastal Trail is an old roadbed which doesn't make it that enjoyable. There are still some views and it was a piece of the Coastal Trail I hadn't done. It also goes by a prison camp called Alder that is used for training prisoners to fight fires which is badly needed in our area now due to the Chetco Bar fire which is up to 100,000 acres.

hiking
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It's on the parks map but not on their list of hikes. I stopped at 4 different places in this grove and found part of the trail that was very overgrown and wasn't able to hike all of it. It looks like the park gave up on this one.