Skunk Cabbage Trail
ElevationAscent: 679' 207 m
Descent: -668' -204 m
High: 639' 195 m
Low: 48' 15 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
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“Visitors wishing to admire the abundant wildlife in the unique Redwoods ecosystem will find this trail a great escape.”— Mikhaila Redovian
This trail begins at the Skunk Cabbage parking area, where there are plenty of amenities, including bathrooms and a picnic area. From here, the trail begins a leisurely journey through the North Coast's signature redwood forests. Fog often persists during the summer months, maintaining cooler temperatures. After about 1.5 miles of easy running, there will be a steep ~.5 mile hill climb. Though the grades increase, this climb is not overly strenuous, and runners will enjoy the challenge of ascending over the ridge.
On the other side, runners will make a short descent to the beach, where this trail ends. From here, it's possible to pick up the Coastal Trail, if a longer outing is desired. Once you've enjoyed the waters of the Pacific Ocean, head back the way that you came.
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Land Manager: NPS - Redwood