Del Norte County, California

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Top Chillin Spots in and near Del Norte County

  • Crescent City, California

    Smith River Confluence

    Smith River Confluence located in Jedediah Redwoods State Park is a great swimming area especially from June to October. From the parking area for the boat launch, follow the trail back toward Nels Christensen Memorial Bridge (aka "Second Bridge").   A rope swing is usually attached to the bridg...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Hike Stout Grove via the Stout Grove Trailhead

    4.5
    0.6 mi
    Marked with adequate signage, parking for the Stout Grove Trailhead is off Highland Hill Road, a road through the south end of the park. It's a narrow, dirt road so be cautious traveling through the state park. Pit toilets are available in the parking area. The trail is a .6-mile loop. It is wide...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Camp at Nickel Creek

    4.0
    5 mi / 300 ft gain
    First, check in at the Crescent City Ranger Information Center in Crescent City to pick up your free backcountry permit and get permission to park your car at the Crescent City Beach Education Center off of Enderts Beach Road. This is the safest place to park at due to numerous car break-ins at t...
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  • Klamath, California

    Relax at False Klamath Cove

    4.0
    Wilson Beach in False Klamath Cove is a small but scenic spot in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. Surrounded by thick forest, the dark gray sandy beach is scattered with driftwood, interesting rocks formations, and tide pools. The small free parking area has picnic tables and is a popular spo...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Drive Walker Road

    5.0
    Walker Road is one of the places where parts of Star Wars IV: A New Hope were filmed! It's a beautiful site in the Redwoods with an extra amount of huge, leafy ferns. Once you turn onto Walker Road, it's a quick drive through the redwood trees and ferns to the Smith River at the end. There are a ...
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  • Klamath, California

    Hike the Yurok Loop Trail

    4.0
    1 mi / 20 ft gain
    The Yurok Loop Trail is a small loop on the northern end of the growing California Coastal Trail. This family-friendly hike starts at a picturesque lagoon near False Klamath Cove before crossing a bridge and entering the Sitka spruce forest. From the trail junction, you have the choice of passin...
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  • Klamath, California

    Hike to the Klamath River Outlook

    3.0
    1 mi / 500 ft gain
    Fun drive on Requa Road off 101 takes you to a great little outlook. Take the trail descent down to the beach or connect with the CA Coastal trails for a three or four mile jaunt to either Hidden Beach or Lagoon Creek Beach. This spot is a local gem with minimal visitors. It also offers a likely ...
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  • Orick, California

    Fern Canyon

    4.4
    1.12 mi / 269 ft gain
    Fern Canyon is located within Gold Bluffs Beach at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park located some 45 miles south of Crescent City, CA. Entrance to the beach area is located on Davidson Rd off the US-101 in Orick, CA. You will need to drive for about 6 miles on the dirt road at the turn of Davidso...
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  • Orick, California

    Camp at Gold Bluff Beach

    5.0
    Located at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, the access road to this beach is a dirt road through the redwoods. Once you arrive to the beach area there is a park booth. The charge to overnight is $35 per day. Can also pay a day use fee which is less. The campground is situated some 200 yards fro...
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  • Orick, California

    Explore the Prairie Creek Redwoods

    4.1
    Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is located in Orick, CA about 50 miles North of Eureka, Ca and 25 miles South of Crescent City, CA. Take the Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway exit off of Highway 101. Along this road there is a prairie where wild Roosevelt Elk can be spotted. They are wild so keep y...
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  • Orick, California

    Gold Bluffs & Prairie Creek Redwoods Loop

    20.19 mi / 1759 ft gain
    This classic cycling loop is a great way to experience a variety of scenery and riding surfaces in The Prairie Creek Redwoods. It also allows you to visit Gold Bluffs Beach and the famous Fern Canyon without the otherwise required parking permit which needs to be acquired in advance. The route he...
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  • Orick, California

    Lady Bird Johnson Grove in Redwood NP

    4.0
    1.35 mi / 92 ft gain
    This hike starts in the parking lot of the Lady Bird Johnson Grove Picnic Area. As one of the more popular hikes in Redwood National Park, it is a good idea to get there early to secure parking and miss the crowds. To get to the parking lot from the Kuchel Visitor Center, travel north on Highway ...
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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Picnic at Arch Rock

    5.0
    This vista point is located in Southern Oregon, near the coastal town of Brookings.  Arch rock is just off the 101 freeway and is a cool stop if you are passing through. The main rock arch is located directly west.  It's a great place to stop during road trips for a picnic lunch.
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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Camp at Harris Beach SP

    4.0
    Harris Beach State Park on the Southern Oregon Coast and about a quarter mile north of the town of Brookings, Oregon features a variety of campsites, including yurts, full RV hookups, and even a hiker/biker camp for individuals hiking the Oregon Coast Trail and/or biking the PCH.  From either the...
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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Explore the Marine Garden at Harris Beach SP

    The Marine Garden at Harris Beach State Park is one of the 7 designated Marine Garden's on the Oregon Coast where the ecosystem is protected and the collection and disturbance of tidal flora and fauna is prohibited. Interpretive hikes and guides are available through the State Park system, as are...
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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Explore Thunder Rock Cove at Samuel H Boardman State Scenic Corridor

    1.5 mi / 400 ft gain
    One of many magical nooks and crannies to explore all along the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Thunder Rock Cove sits between the iconic (and more popular) Natural Bridges and Secret Beach.  The hike to the cover overlook is an easy .75 mile hike down from the Thunder Rock pull-off tha...
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