Explore the most popular river 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.

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

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!

Nice little loop that includes a small forest, a river, the beach and coastal wetland and grasses. Hard to find so much beauty so close and easy. In season there are salmon and steelhead in the river and good surf perch fishing in the ocean.

Very nice, be sure to do the loop through the redwoods.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice little trail in the woods that few know about until now. Hadn't been there in a couple of years so did a little grooming on the way. Some beautiful areas on the river that is very fishable. This trail is just below the recent Chetco Fire that burned 191,000+ acres just upriver.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice little area that gets some summer use but hardly anyone during the off season. My lab loves it because she gets to play in the river when the flow is slow enough. There was a couple of trees down but easily crossed under today. The river bar here is much longer than what we did that can be driven and gets fished a lot during the salmon season. The tree that you see in my pic that they dug a trough under would be good to leave especially for the kids that do the trail.

off road driving
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Interesting road that I've driven by many times. About 10 miles back there was a Y and I took the high road. There was another road I could have gone either way as well. Not sure which move was wrong but I ended up on North bank Rd of the Smith River which was a surprise. Next time I'll have a map.... Interesting area.

gorgeous

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

This is one I do regularly with my dogs I usually park at Loeb and do out and back or I will do it out and back from the Redwoods parking lot. My lab loves crashing the river when it's safe...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nice easy trail.

Friday, August 14, 2015

its a rough long drive but really worth it. its so beautiful.

camping
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Amazing beautiful area

Fun trail

nature trips
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A nice place to start to get to the Redwood trail!!!

A nice trail that runs along the Chetco River. Trail begins in Alfred A. Loeb state park, and ends at the Redwood Nature Trail. Very pretty trail with ferns, myrtlewood trees, and views of the river.

hiking
Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pretty easy walk along the Chetco River. A map and pamphlet are available at the start to learn things along your walk.

hiking
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This trail is actually approx. 2 miles out and back but it also connects to the Redwood Nature Trail after the first mile. This trail goes along the Chectco River and has a few foot bridges to cross. Lots ferns and myrtlewoods along the way. Very pretty trail located at Loeb State Park which is also an excellent for camping.

hiking
Sunday, February 14, 2016

hiking
Thursday, August 08, 2013