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Short little trail I've done a few times but never recorded for some reason. It's currently closed because they rebuilt the viewing platform. It appears complete but they haven't bothered to take the signage down. The view of natural bridges is Awesome. On a low tide you can get to the backside by taking any of the trails that go to Secret Beach.

Thank You Almighty God for this perfect, beautiful place You created for our enjoyment!! Today is our 24th Anniversary, and we saw no one on this trail or at the beach! It was sunny and almost hot in December!! A perfect day indeed. I would highly recommended this hike. Wish we would have packed lunch in, because I would have stayed all day!

private property
9 days ago

This trail Is posted "no trespassing". Only way to it is through Rainbow Rock condos. It is their trail for tenants. You can get to the same beach on a low tide by taking the "Brookings Sign Trail" legally.

The path as labelled on AllTrails is an easy walk. There's also further along that you can go which is extremely steep and takes you to the viewpoint between the rocks. Overall, beautiful and well worth the additional hike.

9 days ago

Really pretty, lots of sand and was slightly hard to find the path at times. Quick and easy trail.

Beautiful place, very scenic and all the viewpoints were mostly easy to get to.

Nice beach walk and trail. Easy hike with the dogs with awesome views typical to the are I live in...

Started out on memory lane and came down, and walked the trail. It was very peaceful and loved seeing the waves crashing. Great views and even saw a butterfly. Think I’ll make this part of my regular walks while visiting.

Just wish I could come when it was low-tide. Would have loved to see the tide pools. Beautiful day!

over grown
26 days ago

Overall a great trail, although quite steep at times. It was very foggy when. we visited, so views weren't great, but it was still nice. Part of the trail is quite narrow and a bit overgrown, but manageable.

A fairly easy trail for me and my dog. Went in the morning and only met 1 person on the trail. As I was leaving a couple more cars pulled up. Shaded, beautiful stream, and lots of trees, ferns, and mushrooms.

Here in Nov. 2019. This trail is privately owned, no trespassing!

1 month ago

I would recommend this trail! Beautiful although rocky and steep in parts of this hike

Lovely hike through the forest and redwoods. We loved it since it is dog friendly. It is also isolated, so we didn’t see any other people there. Occasionally muddy or slippery, but overall a very easy hike in the woods.

This beach is the prettiest I’ve ever been to in my life. I was tempted to write an awful review, just so people wouldn’t go there. The views into the cove before you go down into it are breathtaking. We went as high tide was coming in, which made it exciting on the beach, be careful to watch the tide very closely!

Lovely viewpoint up high overlooking the coast.

Lovely little stop off the highway with amazing views. Worth the stop.

We separately hiked whaleshead beach and Indian sands, as we didn’t want to walk along the 101 to connect them. The Indian sands trail is astounding. This beach in and of itself is so gorgeous. We had the entire beach to ourselves on a beautiful October day. The dogs love running around, chasing seabirds. The cliffs and forests above the beach are amazingly beautiful.

This trail is amazing. Through a rainforest with huge ferns everywhere, over huge rocky dunes, and down to giant cliffs overhanging the ocean. Lots of cool areas for rock scrambling. The arch at the end of the trail is beautiful.

a beautiful trail along the cliffs above the ocean. great for birding. part of the trail is along the highway so it's more of an out and back deal. look out for little side trails with beautiful views of the ocean.

1 month ago

This was a really enjoyable little hike. I would recommend trying to time your visit with low tides so that you can feel comfortable getting down on the beach. The rocks were a little too slippery and the water a little too close for me to feel brave enough to venture down there solo.

off trail
1 month ago

This is a very diverse trail. It’s very easy to get off trail down closer to the cliffs within the dune/sandy areas. I started on the left side of the lot and looped around. The right side is much more lush, the left dappled forest and the middle is cliffs and dunes. Very fun.

Our first hike while visiting this area. Beautiful trail with ups and downs, roots and rocks, in green forested areas, and sand dunes. We started at Whaleshead and hiked toward Indian Sands. The loop around Indian Sands was confusing, and we got ‘lost’ a few times. I don’t think we went around the whole loop, but what we hiked was beautiful. We tracked closer to 5 miles. I only gave this 4 stars because of the confusing trail at Indian Sands, and for many parts of the hike we could hear road noise. There is not a lot of space between 101 and the ocean, so at least we didn’t need to worry about getting truly lost :)

A lot of these reviews are filled with fear mongering which almost made me miss out on this amazing opportunity. The trail to the left is all of 10 feet to a bridge with a great view of the arches. The trail to the right is a steep trail that leads down to actually being able to walk across the arches. Be smart. Don’t do it if the trail is wet. Wear proper shoes, I never slipped wearing hiking boots. Dont take small children. Also I have asthma and forgot my inhaler and got back up to the parking lot just fine. This trail is not strenuous. Please don’t let the ridiculous comments here prevent you from experiencing it like I almost did.

2 months ago

Well maintained trail to a beautiful beach. The loop to the viewpoints is nice too.

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