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

Absolutely stunning. BUT, I would not rate this as easy. To get to the top of the arch was tricky, the trail is dusty which makes it slippery, there are lots of roots sticking out that can trip you up. The trail is narrow with no protective barrier on the side that leads to quite a drop. There were frequently broken trees over the path that we had to climb over. We are fit so it wasn’t too hard but my parents had to stop before we could reach the end. I wouldn’t recommend this for small children either.
That said the views were stunning.

Nice easy trail, the redwoods here aren’t as big as they get further south but it was still lovely to see. Little streams and waterfalls too. Parking was readily available right in front of the trailhead.

So beautiful!!’

went and hiked around this area back in April of 2018. didn't get onto the bridge like I wanted, but still something to see.

Cute little trail. Definitely easy but also has a slope to it. Beautiful tree’s!

Nice views and trails to explore. If you’re planning to do the loop option use your map, the trails aren’t marked. Pretty steep ascent/descent, but luckily it’s short.

hiking
1 month ago

Done this hike a couple of times; 8-28-16 and 10-6-17, I love it!

I believe this stand of redwoods is the furthest north they go.

Indian Sands is amazing. Really makes you think about how all that sand got up so high. We could feel Indian presence.
One of our favorite places to go.

This trail is beautiful going right along the river. Very easy to maneuver and a great length.

I thought the trail and the hike were beautiful but I would not rate this as easy. As someone with a mild heart condition I look for easy rated trails. This trail has quite a climb and a lot of switchbacks. Switchbacks don't make it any easier to go uphill. I would personally consider this trail moderate due to the amount of climbing you are doing although it is a good length and a pretty walk.

this trail is easy, we took our son (4) and daughter (5). they loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike but challenging. My dog enjoyed it as well.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with beautiful views. Connects to the Indian Sands Trail.

Super short and quick trail with a great reward at end. There is a off road trail past overlook. No idea how long since I didn’t go very far. Suspect it goes to waters edge.

hiking
1 month ago

I’m not sure why this trail is rated easy, as shown on All Trails, it’s definitely moderate. BUT, there are two different trail heads as well! One is where All Trails shows it and the left trail as shown is a loop to overlook. The right trail takes you down to the beach. The trail is nice through the woods with ferns, but there are many roots and rocks to trip over. The last part of the trail to beach is rock climbing down. Again, not easy by other standards of “easy” trails. The 2nd trail head is at mile marker 345.5, small turn off for parking, but the trail is 310 feet straight down and back up. Still have rock face at end. Beautiful falls and really 3 separate “secret” beaches. You can even see one of the Arch rocks from this beach. Neither trail head is marked as Secret Beach. Well worth the hike, either way!

hiking
1 month ago

Really enjoyed this trail & destination. Well worth it, don’t skip this spot.

hiking
1 month ago

Short walk but scenic.

2 months ago

Really short, and decent climb. Probably took five minutes to get up, but gave great views of the coast to the north, and slightly visible views of the coast to the south. Definitely worth the quick trip.

Absolutely love this one! Pictures do not do this place justice! Definitely worth the drive down from Washington!

nature trips
2 months ago

Beautiful old growth, very quiet and peaceful.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike through the trees with awesome views of the Ocean

What an amazing place to go hiking. The view is breathtaking. Definitely going back someday.

Beautiful hike along the buff overlooking the ocean.

Fabulous trail! Very lush and many water crossings. Well-maintained. We log 2.8 miles in a hangman's noose configuration. The redwood nature trail loop had a gain of about 568 feet. Take it to the right for a gradual uphill or to the left for a steep uphill and gradual downhill. The interpretive markers start to the left. Both trails have interpretive markers with the one along the river being letters starting at the day use area the Redwood loop being numbers but the trailheads were out of brochures. Great place to come for a quick hike or just a stroll in the Redwoods and along the river!

This trail was one of the magical moments on our trip. The trail was really cool and brought many surprises! Don’t miss this one!

One of the highlights of our trip. Went down onto the black sand beach with beautiful cliffs and caves and explored. Only saw one other person.

hiking
3 months ago

Good loop trail. Great area. Good short climbs with places to rest an enjoy. Took us about 1 hour to hike

This was a hike in the forrest but following the road to get from Arch point viewpoint to another trail to get to secret beach. There is no reason to do this because it is not a very scenic trail and you can view Arch rock from the parking lot and then drive down to the secret beach trail.

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