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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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