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Klamath, California

Klamath, California, is a top spot for outdoor adventures, boasting some of the best trails and outdoor activities. One must-visit is the Redwood National and State Parks, where you can enjoy a scenic walk amongst towering redwood trees. The Klamath River is also a popular spot for fishing and river rafting, offering stunning views along its course. For those seeking a challenge, the High Bluff Overlook trail offers a steep climb with rewarding views of the coastline. If you're interested in wildlife, the Klamath Whale Watching Station provides a unique opportunity to spot migrating whales. All these attractions make Klamath a top destination for those seeking outdoor adventures.

Top Spots in and near Klamath

  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Orick, California

    Clintonia Trail Loop

    4.0
    6.98 mi / 1033 ft gain
    Clintonia Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Orick, California.
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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

    Prairie Creek Redwoods Loop

    5.0
    19.42 mi / 2799 ft gain
    This is the itinerary for our 3 day backpacking trip at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in early May. The original plan was to backpack Redwood Creek Trail in Redwood National Park.  A couple issues stopped us from doing that: The water level was too high in May and multiple Park Rangers warne...
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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

    Trillium Falls

    2.68 mi / 469 ft gain
    Trillium Falls trail is a nice little hike through a second growth and old growth redwood forest. The trail is lined with sweet smelling ferns and has plenty of shade the entire route. This would be good for a midday hike in summer.  The trail starts from the Elk Meadows Day Use parking area. St...
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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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  • 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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Camping and Lodging in Klamath

Crescent City / Redwoods KOA Holiday
Crescent City, California

Crescent City / Redwoods KOA Holiday

Panther Flat Campground
Gasquet, California

Panther Flat Campground

Fish Lake Campground
Bluff Creek Trail

Fish Lake Campground

Pearch Creek Campground
Orleans, California

Pearch Creek Campground

Oak Bottom Campground
Somes Bar, California

Oak Bottom Campground

Ludlum House
Brookings, Oregon

Ludlum House

Guides, Insights and Stories from Klamath

Beautiful Footage Of Redwood National Park

Beautiful Footage Of Redwood National Park

The Outbound Collective

A Weekend of Adventure in Redwood National and State Parks

A Weekend of Adventure in Redwood National and State Parks

Michael Fricke

Walking with Sentinels in Redwood National Park

Walking with Sentinels in Redwood National Park

Jason Nugent

Spend your first weekend in Redwoods National and State Parks

Spend your first weekend in Redwoods National and State Parks

Kyle Reader

5 Photos That'll Make You Want to Visit Samuel H Boardman State Park

5 Photos That'll Make You Want to Visit Samuel H Boardman State Park

Camaran Khiev