Del Norte County, California

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Del Norte County

  • 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

    Hike the Boy Scout Tree Trail

    5.0
    With a profusion of titanic trees and an ever expanding landscape, the extraordinary Boy Scout Tree Trail is not so much a hike as it is a showcase of the world's most scenic old growth redwoods. Located within Redwood National and State Parks, this pristine trail feels wonderfully remote. Hardly...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Fern Falls via Boy Scout Tree Trail

    4.93 mi / 1050 ft gain
    Fern Falls via Boy Scout Tree Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Crescent City, California.
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  • Klamath, California

    Damnation Creek Trail

    Located right on Highway 101, the Damnation Creek Trail is one of the best trails in Redwood National and State Parks. What makes this trail so special is that the hiker gets to experience nearly all of the various ecosystems within the park in only a few short miles. The trail descends from an a...
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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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  • Crescent City, California

    Camp at Jedediah Smith Redwoods Campground

    5.0
    / 0 ft gain
    Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park offers activities for everyone: you can backpack and hike through lush rainforests, or fish, snorkel, and kayak in the Smith River (popular film The Last of the Mohicans was filmed just upstream!). Howland Hill Road is perfect for a scenic drive filled with uniq...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Explore Stout Grove via the Howland Hill Road

    4.4
    The Howland Hill Road is the premier drive through Redwood National and State Parks. Approximately 6 miles long, the hard-packed gravel road varies in surface durability depending on season and when the road was last graded. Expect plenty of dust in the dry summer months and keep an eye out for p...
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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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  • Crescent City, California

    Devil's Punchbowl, Six Rivers National Forest

    4.0
    8.33 mi / 1660 ft gain
    Located in extreme Northern California, the Siskiyou Mountains are the largest sub-range of the Klamath Mountain range and among the most rugged. The Siskiyou Wilderness, designated in 1984, encompasses three national forests: Siskiyou, Klamath and Six Rivers for a total of 182,802 acres. Because...
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  • Del Norte County, California

    Backpack to Raspberry Lake

    1.0
    12 mi / 1800 ft gain
    If you wish to experience the beauty of the Siskiyou Wilderness and avoid the crowds associated with The Devil’s Punchbowl, then consider a visit to Raspberry Lake. Beginning at the Young’s Valley Trailhead (Coordinates: 41.889919, -123.654755), this hike is a great option for those seeking wide...
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  • Orick, California

    Hike the James Irvine Miner's Ridge Loop, Redwood National Forest

    4.5
    12 mi / 1350 ft gain
    What is known as the "James Irvine Miner's Ridge Loop" is actually a combination of trails that creates a loop in the Redwood Forest. For only being around 12 miles round trip, it is an easy way to see the diverse scenery in one hike. In a nutshell, on this hike you get some of the best features:...
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  • Orick, California

    Friendship Ridge Trail Loop via the Coastal Trail

    3.0
    7.11 mi / 1047 ft gain
    This loop hike starts at the Fern Canyon Trailhead.  To get to Fern Canyon, drive to the end of Davison Rd, also known as Gold Bluff Beach Road.  There is a pay station at the entrance to the road ($8 in 2015).  After heavy rain, the road may be impassable for passenger cars.   From the parking ...
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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

    Cal Barrel Road

    5.0
    3.93 mi / 883 ft gain
    Cal Barrel Road is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Orick, California.
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