“An accessible multi-use coastal trail with beach access.”
— Dara Zimmerman
Features: Birding — Views — Wildlife
Trail is in excellent condition for running, however be aware of bicycles and horses that can surprise you suddenly.
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.