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Cooksie Creek Trail

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10.5 Miles 16.9 Kilometers

 

69% 

Runnable

Singletrack

4,369' 1,332 m

Ascent

-2,121' -647 m

Descent

2,332' 711 m

High

84' 26 m

Low

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Unknown

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A sparsely used trail with vistas of the Lost Coast.

Dara Zimmerman

Overview

Open year-round; check road conditions before visiting. The Cooksie Creek vehicle access on the northern and southern section of the trail is open to the public from April 1 - November 1 of each year. The trail can be reached from the Mattole Beach trailhead year-round.
Features: Birding — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

A challenging but scenic run along the Lost Coast.

Description

Cooksie Creek Trail is a lightly used 11-mile trail (one-way) from Punta Gorda to Spanish Ridge on the northern Lost Coast. The northern access to Cooksie Creek Trail is from Windy Point Road and is only vehicle accessible from April 1 - November 1 each year. The southern access to the trail is from Telegraph Ridge Road, including 1.8 miles on the Spanish Ridge Trail, also only vehicle accessible from April 1 - November 1 each year. The Cooksie Creek Trail is not maintained and can be difficult to follow.

Flora & Fauna

Whales, dolphins, seal lions, hawks, and birds.

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