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Gems in North Coast - 11

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gem Favorite Steep walls lined with lush ferns grace the Fern Canyon Loop Trail.

Fern Canyon

(39) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite Redwoods along the Tall Trees Grove Trail.

Tall Trees Grove

(18) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite The foot bridge over Smith River.

Stout Grove

(17) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite That's one massive tree! (Big Tree Wayside)

Big Tree Wayside

(17) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite Sunset @ Mistake Point, Little Jackass Creek, Sinkyone Wilderness, CA

Little Jackass Creek - The Lost Coast

(3) Redway, CA
gem Favorite There are traces of the Old Redwood Highway still visible on the cliffs above Enderts Beach.

Enderts Beach

(6) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite The view of the Klamath River flowing into the Pacific Ocean is quite beautiful.

Klamath River Overlook

(9) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite College Cove Beach is a must-see on the North Coast.

College Cove Beach

(3) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite Keep your eyes peeled for driftwood forts on Klamath Beach!

Klamath Beach and Estuary

(6) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse at Old Home Beach trailhead.

Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse

(4) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite Watching the sunset at the end of the trail is one of the most amazing scenes I've encountered.

Megwil Point

(2) Westhav…, CA

Recommended Routes in North Coast - 25

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Favorite Redwood National and State Parks - Redwood Hiker
Intermediate Intermediate

James Irvine to Fern Canyon

11.9 mi 19.1 km 1,610' Up 490.67 m Up 1,610' Down 490.63 m Down

Crescen…, CA
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Favorite Sun shining through the morning fog - very lucky on the timing of this photo.
Easy Easy

Lady Bird Johnson Grove Nature Trail

1.4 mi 2.3 km 88' Up 26.73 m Up 88' Down 26.86 m Down

Westhav…, CA
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Favorite This trail makes you feel like you should see a dinosaur.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Damnation Creek Trail

3.7 mi 6.0 km 1,215' Up 370.28 m Up 1,200' Down 365.65 m Down

Bertsch…, CA
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Favorite Redwood sunset.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Stout Memorial Grove

1.3 mi 2.1 km 245' Up 74.73 m Up 245' Down 74.64 m Down

Bertsch…, CA
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Favorite Redwood National and State Parks - Redwood Hiker
Intermediate Intermediate

Redwoods Splendor Loop

16.9 mi 27.3 km 3,718' Up 1133.29 m Up 3,708' Down 1130.34 m Down

Westhav…, CA
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Favorite Several small bridges enhance the experience.
Intermediate Intermediate

Fern Canyon Trail

8.4 mi 13.5 km 878' Up 267.71 m Up 878' Down 267.65 m Down

Fort Bragg, CA
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Favorite Snow Mountain East while nearing the saddle.
Difficult Difficult

Snow Mountain Summits

9.5 mi 15.3 km 2,131' Up 649.55 m Up 2,131' Down 649.52 m Down

Lucerne, CA
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Favorite Pack of harbor seals just waking up below me.
Intermediate Intermediate

Little River to Mendocino: Inn to Inn

5.1 mi 8.2 km 442' Up 134.87 m Up 442' Down 134.68 m Down

Fort Bragg, CA
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Favorite Lyons Ranch Trail offers pleasant views.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Lyons Ranch Trail

3.6 mi 5.8 km 463' Up 140.98 m Up 463' Down 141.06 m Down

Westhav…, CA
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North Coast Running

  • 782 Miles 1,259 Kilometers of Trail
  • 25 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Gems Gems
  • 139 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 284 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 56 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in North Coast - 454

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0.7 mi 1.1 km #1Fern Canyon Loop Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 30 
27.3 mi 43.9 km #2Lost Coast Trail: North (Mattole - Black Sands Beach)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ferndale, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ferndale, CA 26 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #3Boy Scout Tree Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA 26 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #4Tall Trees Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 24 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #5Mendocino Headlands Coastal Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Fort Bragg, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Fort Bragg, CA
16.3 mi 26.2 km #6Lost Coast Trail: South (Usal Beach - Morgan Rock)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Redway, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Redway, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #7Arcata Ridge Trail: Sunny Brae Section
Intermediate Intermediate
Bayside, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Bayside, CA
9.8 mi 15.7 km #8Coastal Trail: South
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #9Bald Mountain Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Kenwood, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Kenwood, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #10Klamath Beach Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA

Photos of North Coast - 522

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Sunset @ Mistake Point, Little Jackass Creek, Sinkyone Wilderness, CA
Nov 17, 2015 near Redway, CA
A male Roosevelt elk looks over his herd of lady elk.
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Steep walls lined with lush ferns grace the Fern Canyon Loop Trail.
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Hiking alongside the giants
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
This trail makes you feel like you should see a dinosaur.
Jun 21, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
Snow Mountain East while nearing the saddle.
Sep 15, 2017 near Lucerne, CA
Redwood National and State Parks - Redwood Hiker
Apr 3, 2020 near Westhav…, CA
Sun shining through the morning fog - very lucky on the timing of this photo.
Jul 20, 2021 near Westhav…, CA

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