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Hammond Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (3)

An accessible multi-use coastal trail with beach access.


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Map Key

5.5

Miles

8.9

KM

100%

Runnable

146' 44 m

High

17' 5 m

Low

187' 57 m

Up

194' 59 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Open year-round.

Runner Notes

Trail is in excellent condition for running, however be aware of bicycles and horses that can surprise you suddenly.

Description

The Hammond Trail is a 5.5-mile section of the Coastal Trail that is accessible for runners, bikers, horses and wheelchairs. The trail follows the Mad River until just past the mouth at the Pacific Ocean, with beach access in a few locations. Hammond Trail is well maintained and in excellent condition, with substantial signage and ease of access at multiple locations. The trail varies from on a side road to paved doubletrack most of the way, to doubletrack gravel for portions. Spur trails can be found around Hiller Park and Clam Beach.

Flora & Fauna

Sitka spruce, Monterey Pine, lupine, coyote brush, thimbleberry, blackberry, whales, dolphins, sea lions, hawks, seabirds.

Contacts

Land Manager: Humboldt Trails Council

Shared By:

Dara Zimmerman

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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#571

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#6,684

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Looking back toward Clam Beach and Trinidad on the Hammond Trail.
May 25, 2017 near McKinle…, CA
Enjoy forested views of the Mad River from the Hammond Trail.
May 25, 2017 near McKinle…, CA
Lichen grows on Sitka spruce trees off the Hammond Trail.
May 25, 2017 near McKinle…, CA
The Mouth of the Mad River Lookout offers a great view of the ocean waves.
May 25, 2017 near McKinle…, CA
Hammond Trail near Highway 101 north of McKinleyville.
May 25, 2017 near McKinle…, CA
This is the trail to the lookout, which also features an overgrown spur trail.
May 25, 2017 near McKinle…, CA

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