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Friendship Ridge Trail

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2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 291' 89 m
Descent: -912' -278 m
High: 792' 241 m
Low: 149' 46 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)

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Trail shared by Hunter R

Coastal views and the opportunity to see elk defines this scenic trail through old-growth redwood forests.

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Description

Descending high from a ridgeline to Fern Canyon below, this trail through old-growth redwood forests offers visitors a peek into over a thousand years of earth's history, not to mention the occasional, yet dramatic view of the ocean as seen through windows in the tree canopy. While on this trail, expect to navigate numerous switchbacks and some moderate-to-steep grades.

Flora & Fauna

Millenium-old redwoods adorn the forests through which this trail meanders. Slightly younger, but no less impressive, Roosevelt elk have been known to roam these groves in abundance.

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Looking up at giants
Apr 20, 2019 near Westhav…, CA
Coastal Redwoods camping.
Aug 7, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Awed by the redwoods
Apr 20, 2019 near Westhav…, CA

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