Hike Trinidad Head

1.5 miles 300 ft gain  - Loop Trail

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.

Read More

Tags

Photography
Swimming
Hiking
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic
Wildflowers

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

about 4 years ago

Stunning!

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.

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.

Stay Nearby

Bluff Creek Trail

Fish Lake Campground

Overview Fish Lake Campground lies on the shore of its namesake at the northwestern edge of Six Rivers National Forest. Lily pads thrive on the lake, and Douglas fir and cedar trees provide ample s...

Orleans, California

Pearch Creek Campground

Overview Pearch Creek Campground lies just north of the small town of Orleans in the Klamath river valley of the Six Rivers National Forest. Lush foliage provides welcome shade and relative privacy...

Somes Bar, California

Oak Bottom Campground

Overview THIS IS NOT OAK BOTTOM CAMPROUND AT WHISKEYTOWN NATIONAL RECREATION AREA!!! CALL 530-359-2269 FOR INFO. Oak Bottom Campground is located on a gently sloping hillside in the expansive Six ...

Happy Camp, California

Animal Land Klamath River

Welcome to "Animal Land" 27 acres, private, secluded campsite, fantastic river views, lots of space to tent out with private river access for your outdoor camping experience. YES, there is a kitche...

From $75/night

Nearby Adventures

  • Watch a Sunset at College Cove Beach

    Follow the trail leading from the end of the parking lot down onto the beach. From the parking lot to the beach the walk is about a quarter of a mile, with a slight decrease in elevation as you move down to the beach.  To get to the beach, take 72...

    0.25 miles

  • Hike to Strawberry Rock

    To get there: From the south, take the Trinidad exit, from which you will take a slight left/ go straight onto Trinidad Frontage rd. From The north, get off at the Trinidad exit, cross under the freeway, and take a left on Trinidad Frontage rd. On...

    3 miles 600 ft gain

  • Explore Luffenholtz Beach Park

    On a road trip with a friend in July of 2019, this beach came recommended to us. The tidepools, rocks cutting into the sea, and photography opportunities made it a spectacular stop.  There are stairs down to the beach and we were the only ones at ...

  • Hike to Tall Trees Grove, Redwood NP

    NOTE: You need a permit, albeit free, to do this hike.First, you'll need to go to the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center just off Highway 101 south of Orick, CA. Once there, write down your license plate number and go up to the counter and ask one of...

    3.9 miles 690 ft gain