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Martin Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 2.5 (2)

A difficult and muddy scramble to Secret Beach.


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Miles

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32%

Runnable

233' 71 m

High

64' 19 m

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Up

170' 52 m

Down

27%

Avg Grade (15°)

48%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Cave · River/Creek · Wildlife

Runner Notes

None of this trail can be run due to its steepness.

Description

Martin Creek Trail is part of the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, and despite the No Parking signs at the trailhead, the trail is open to the public. The trail is very steep, large roots and obstacles are frequent, and much of the trail is muddy and partially washed out. The reward though is a short adventure through majestic forest to a beautiful beach offering solitude.

Note that while there's no parking directly in front of the trailhead, parking is available across the street from the trailhead under the Eucalyptus Tree.

Flora & Fauna

Sitka spruce, ferns, thimbleberry, huckleberry, blackberry, currant, alder

Contacts

Shared By:

Dara Zimmerman

Trail Ratings

  2.5 from 2 votes

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in Secret Beach

#39134

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  2.5 from 2 votes
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in Secret Beach

#4,351

in California

#39,134

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Martin Creek Beach is secluded and quite beautiful.
May 14, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
A banana slug hangs out on a fern along the Martin Creek Trail.
May 14, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
Geese enjoy the waves on Martin Creek Beach.
May 14, 2017 near Westhav…, CA

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