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

hiking
3 days ago

Fantastic trail! Beautiful walk down, kids loved playing on the beach.

Great views of the Pacific Ocean and the City of Trinidad!

18 days ago

We took each trail we could to hike every rock formation and back to Rim Trail for a good 4.4 mile hike. Always happy climbing rocks an hiking.

Did this hike on 5-3-18, nice starter trail to see huge redwoods. You do need a free permit that you can get at the visitor centers. This will give you the code to the gate, that is changed daily. You can search out Hyperion, tallest tree in the world. If you do you must cross the stream at the bottom of the trail. ****A word of caution****** if the stream is above knee high it can get sketchy real quick. Plus if you get across following Tom McDonald Creek is tough because it gets deep with no way around. I am 6' and in excellent physical shape and it was all I could do to hold my footing in the rushing water when it got thigh deep, not to mention the water was very cold in May and the river rocks can be like walking on marbles. Good luck and enjoy!

hiking
25 days ago

Nice easy trail with great views. We took a lot of forks off the main trail to checkout some lookouts and to hike to the beach. We even saw a few seals!

Beautiful. From the parking area you can go either left or right both ways offer something special. The beach area is gorgeous and there is a large rock that people climb to the top for additional views! I do believe this is clothing optional beach as I have often seen people stripping down. This is one of my favorite local spots that keeps me coming back several times a year!

walking
26 days ago

Short loop trail that offers amazing views of Trinidad all along the way. Benches with views of the ocean throughout! Very easy for sure just make sure you are careful of the brush as there is some poison oak mixed in. If you stay on the trail you should be fine. Gorgeous

They have since moved the lighthouse down the road to by the pier. It’s not much of a trail just a bunch of stairs down to the beach but Trinidad’s beaches are beautiful.

This trail is the whole reason you visit the Redwoods. The hike is down about 600-800 ft in elevation which leads you down to the grove which is another loop. Plan to walk uphill the way back! This is a must during your visit here. Don’t forget to pick up a permit from the Kuechler visitor center ( opens at 9am). Note that the roads out to the trail are unpaved and a little bumpy. Definitely recommend starting this trail early as it gets crowded later in the day.

Lovely, small beach. Lots of cool rocks. would like to explore the trail or hills leading to the beach though. did not take the scenic route.

walking
3 months ago

My friend visiting the area said this beach was straight out of a Lovecraftian novel. Definitely spooky, but beautiful. Great place to chill and make art in the sand. Water looks dark.

Beautiful walk down to Agate Beach. Agates are all over. Just watch the tide

5 months ago

steep as you start up the trail but worth the effort. great ocean views and coastal terrain.

Very enjoyable hike through sparse but tall redwoods and would be better done in the summer That way you could enjoy Redwood Creek at the bottom. I was surprised at the amount of guys illegally harvesting mushrooms here. The lock at the gate went bad so the couple ahead of me called a Ranger to let us out so we were able to escape. The trail is a hassle to get to and do....34 mile round trip from where you get the pass. Will definitely go back and do Redwood Creek Trail as planned. Nearby Prairie Creek has much better trails and no permit needed...

6 months ago

Very pretty trail, but did not go all the way through. Parts of it were closed. The parts that we did get to see were very pretty with lots of adorable banana slugs and the sound of seals.

hiking
6 months ago

Steep hike down trail in disrepair and eroding. Nice small stretch of beach.

Nice short hike with views of the ocean, but nothing amazing. Can't see the headlight though...

Agree with below... Looked around and wasted my time and didn't see a trail to do.

Nice little trail with some old. slightly dangerous steep stairs. I wouldn't rate this one easy simply because of the stairs. I noticed most people including that were there and one in the few reviews here didn't go down them. Beautiful little town with some nice little trails. Awesome views!

hiking
6 months ago

Nice little trail with some great views. Surprising amount of cars and lack of people on the trail. Quite a few spurs off in every direction with people taking alternate routes away from the main trail. heard kids playing off in the trees in several places. Nice ocean views off some of the spurs!

Don't forget to grab a permit! I actually got mine in Crescent City before I left the area. READ THE DIRECTIONS on the slip they give you on how to open the lock! Beautiful, relaxing hike. Not a ton of people - so it's a great place to connect with nature. Enjoy :)

Easy walk I assume. The memorial is under some construction but there were people sitting near the edge so I couldn't get a good picture. We drove from the memorial to the beach parking lot, then hiked to the lighthouse.

A little incline at the beginning. Beautiful scenic views of the waves. The lighthouse isn't visible except for the very top. Bummer that there's lots of brush in the way. Loved that there's lots of benches for viewing. Wish the lighthouse was easier to see

7 months ago

What a great trail!! The entire thing and all the little trails that shoot off of it lead to amazing ocean views. Total miles for us was 4.2. Not many ppl since it’s October. Two thumbs up!

7 months ago

have no idea what kind of trail this is, but there was none. Didn't want to step on plants without permission from the park, so i stayed away from it.

hiking
7 months ago

First get the permit. Drive to the trail, and park. Enjoy the view and scenery as you stroll down to the Tall Trees Loop Trail. You can also see the second largest tree on this path but its unmarked. Ask about it at the visitor center. It was hugeeeeee. Everything was beautiful. I saw lot of ferns, banana slugs, and pacific sandband. :)

You need to get a permit at the visitor center to access the area. We got there at 8:45 and several people were waiting in line but there was plenty to go around.

Rarely do you get a simple hike with these sort of views!! The hike was easy and we only saw 4 other groups/couples on the trail.

A can't miss if you plan to hike somewhere in the redwood forest!!

hiking
8 months ago

An absolutely breathtaking walk on low tide. Sea Anemones and Star Fish all around the exposed rocks. Beautiful!!!!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Starts out paved, then splits and you have the option of a lovely wooded dirt trail or staying on the paved road. Gorgeous views across the ocean.

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