Hike Trinidad Head

California Trinidad Head TrailHead

Added by Sara Sheehy

Located in the small vacation town of Trinidad, this scenic hike around Trinidad Head starts and ends at the beach.

Park in the large parking lot at Trinidad Beach. The trailhead is at the south end of the parking lot. The loop trail can be hiked in either direction.

The trail is half dirt singletrack, half paved switchbacks, and climbs steadily to the top of Trinidad Head. The view of the ocean and California coast are spectacular along the entire hike. Take care to stay on the trail as poison oak is common.

Keep your ears open for the sound of sea lions on the rocks below.

After the hike take a dip in the Pacific Ocean, or head to Bergeron Winery's Tasting Room.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
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Hiking, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



1.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

300 Feet



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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3 months ago

Great Little Hike with Fantastic Views... as Long as There is no fog!

We loved this little hike - Trinidad is a great little town. Unfortunately the fog rolled in shortly after we crested the top so the views weren't as great as they could have been, but we still enjoyed it! For kids, there is Redwoods EdVenture Quest so don't forget your brochure so the kids can earn a patch! http://www.redwood-edventures.org/

3 months ago

5 months ago


Absolutely beautiful! The walk is only a 1 mile loop but it has a quick incline. At each spur, we were able to walk out to a point over looking the ocean where we saw a pod of whales. I recommend doing this if you are staying in the area and need to escape for a little while.

5 months ago

7 months ago

Spend the Day

A great spot to explore, especially during huckleberry season! Be sure to stop by the Trinidad Eatery for some amazing food, and the Humboldt State Marine Laboratory to visit their displays and touch tanks.

7 months ago

Added by Sara Sheehy

Explorer dedicated to everyday adventures. Home base in the mountains of Idaho.

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