ElevationAscent: 100' 30 m
Descent: -717' -219 m
High: 731' 223 m
Low: 14' 4 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
Current trail conditions
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“Enjoy exploring a stretch of second-growth forest along this old road bed.”— Mikhaila Redovian
Soon enough, the route will descend steeply as it makes its way to the Pacific Ocean and the beach. Though steep, this section is relatively short, and soon enough the quiet of the forest will give way to the pleasant burble of Ossagon Creek. The trail will cross the stream, and then follow its waters past a quiet backcountry camping spot. From there, it's a short and flat jaunt to the trail's end. As you approach a serene beach, the forest will thin, and you'll finish this route in a more open, though still green, environment. Eventually, the trail ends at an intersection with the Coastal Trail: South, and nothing but the sand will separate you from the crashing surf.
Take special note of the wildlife on this trail, as it is common for elk to frequent the area.
Land Manager: California State Parks - North Coast Redwoods District