Explore the most popular no dogs 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

Very overgrown. Not many places there is scenery besides what’s in front of you but if you hike to the end (you will miss the turn if you don’t have the live map going) it is worth it. The lagoon and the ocean are worth the hike!

Gorgeous, shady, sublimely quiet hike. We got on the trail around 12:30 and the parking lot was full, but most people were coming out as we were coming in. We didn’t pass many people on our way out. Early evening might be the best time to go. Don’t skip the loop at the bottom as it’s the reason for the entire hike. It’s full of huge redwoods, lush ferns, and old growth moss covered maple trees. Our kids thought it felt like a fairy garden (oh and our kids rocked this hike - ages 7 and 4).

on Dry Lagoon

10 days ago

great hike and views of lagoon

Nice flat forest trail though busy during tourist season. In winter it’s seldom used. The stone and wooden steps up Ceremonial Rock is a fun climb yielding views. Fun for kids if you’re staying at the PP campground.

Have it four stars even though it’s short and steep, because it’s a wonderful access to rocky tidepooling. Thank you to those who maintain the steps. Beautiful ocean trail.

hiking
23 days ago

First time I did this it was just doing all the little trails at Patrick's Pt. It was on a rough winter day. This time I was there on a nice summery day to look for agates. Did lousy but a great time on the beach on a beautiful day...

Absolutely amazing trail. Larger grove at the bottom and a beautiful clear creek. If you step out into the creek area, you can see the majesty of the y’all trees. I recommend reading the board when you first get to the trail head as there is one tree in particular that is pointed out but we didn’t know that as we didn’t read the board till the end.

If you’re in Redwood, you HAVE to do this trail. No arguments!! It’s super easy to get a “permit” from the Kuchal visitor center. Ask, and they’ll give directions and a lock code for the gate you have to drive through in order to get this trail head. The only thing is that it’s a one way gravel road and they’re doing a lot of construction in the area, but the whole process (including hiking) took only 4 hours. 1. Kuchal center for permit 2. Drive to trail head 3. Hike one of the most incredible hikes you’ll ever do 4. Drive back up. The hike itself is a about 1.5 miles down hill with switchbacks, then a WONDERFUL flat mile loop trail at the bottom surrounded by redwoods, then 1.5 back up. I’m a runner and I gave myself a challenge to run the whole way up, and I made it up in 13 minutes! All that to remind you: HIKE THIS TRAIL

28 days ago

great way to see the whole area , this links all the neat littlw areas along one trail , can also get a great view of the campgrounds , and day use areas , get all the views .. fun easy hike

Awesome trail!

hiking
1 month ago

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

2 months 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
2 months 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!

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.

Steep hike down with no clear path at the end, but worth the effort. Wonderful beach views and morning tide pools at the bottom.

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

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...

8 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
8 months ago

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

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

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 :)

9 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!

9 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
9 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
10 months ago

Really pretty hike. Saw some sea lions.

hiking
10 months ago

Just completed this trail today. Was marveled by the misty mountainside and serene coastline. Saw some sea lions. Easy hike.

You have to obtain a lock code from the rangers station to use this trail. You can also get a backcountry camping permit from them as well to camp off to the side of the trail.

This was an absolutely beautiful trail!!! We walked along the rim trail and the looking rock as well. This trail and rim trail are very wheelchair accessible. We were blessed with a very clear day with no fog or wind and there are so many beautiful places to view. Very impressed and will be back again!

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