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  • Del Norte County, California

    Del Norte County, California, is a top spot for outdoor adventures. The Mill Creek Trail is a must-visit for its scenic beauty, featuring a dense redwood forest and the sparkling Mill Creek. The trail is moderately difficult, making it a great challenge for regular hikers. You can also enjoy fishing in the Smith River, the largest free-flowing river in California. For a unique outdoor activity, head to the Tolowa Dunes State Park, where you can explore the dunes and wetlands. Another best trail is the Last Chance Coastal Trail, offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. These trails and outdoor activities make Del Norte County a top destination for outdoor adventures.

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    • Orick, California

      Tall Trees Grove, Redwood Creek, Emerald Ridge Loop

      4.4
      4.41 mi / 1043 ft gain
      Day 1: Check with the Rangers station before heading up for best camping opportunities. Assuming you've checked with the rangers for approval...if there are openings, off of the main road, there are side streets with access to the beaches. Pull into one of these areas and drive down as far as you...
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    • Orick, California

      Hike Lyons Ranch

      4 mi
      This is really a dirt road that is gated off from Bald Hills Road. The trail head parking can fit about 6 cars but seldom do people venture out this way. After all, the attraction of Redwood National Park is the redwoods but this high prairie is definitely worth exploring.The walk to the ranch is...
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    • Brookings, Oregon

      Explore Natural Bridges at Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

      4.8
      6 mi / 0 ft gain
      The Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor is 12 miles of rugged, steep coastline with many hidden & secluded beaches and coves, and the Natural Bridges section is one of the most iconic (and most photographed) along the entire Corridor.There are several hikes above and around the natural bridges...
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    • Brookings, Oregon

      Natural Bridges Cove - North Island Viewpoint (China Beach) Trail

      5.0
      0.43 mi / 262 ft gain
      The Natural Bridges Cove trail in Brookings, Oregon is a short, moderately challenging hike that offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The trail is approximately 0.43 miles long and features a steep descent to the beach, making it suitable for hikers with a moderate level of fitness. The ...
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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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    • Trinidad, California

      Wedding Rock Trail

      5.0
      0.23 mi / 85 ft gain
      Wedding Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Trinidad, California.
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    • Trinidad, California

      Patrick's Point Trail

      5.0
      0.21 mi / 92 ft gain
      Patrick's Point Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Trinidad, California.
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    • Fort Jones, California

      Sky High Lakes in the Marble Mountains

      5.0
      11.88 mi / 2070 ft gain
      The Marble Mountains are part of the Klamaths, a biologically and geologically diverse range of peaks and ridges often overshadowed by its western neighbors in the Cascades. The Marble Rim is the signature feature of this subrange, a white wall of rock that glimmers in the sun. The nearby Sky Hig...
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    • Trinidad, California

      Strawberry Rock Trail

      5.0
      2.99 mi / 505 ft gain
      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. Once on Trinidad Frontage rd, go straight to the end...
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    • Trinidad, California

      Watch a Sunset at College Cove Beach

      5.0
      0.25 mi
      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 72B off of Highway 101 and turn west onto Main Stree...
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    • Trinidad, California

      Hike Trinidad Head

      4.8
      1.5 mi / 300 ft gain
      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 ...
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    • Trinidad, California

      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 the park.  If I remember correctly, it’s quite a n...
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    • Gold Beach, Oregon

      Hike Cape Sebastian

      5.0
      2.7 mi / 718 ft gain
      A short hike on the southern Oregon Coast. It's a beautiful and scenic hike with amazing vistas of where the mountains meet the ocean.  The hike is not very difficult, unless you decide to hike down to the beach.  There are several vista points along this hike where you can stop to take pictures ...
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