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The Best Backpacking in Trinidad

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Top backpacking spots in and near Trinidad

  • 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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  • Humboldt County, California

    Hike to Tall Trees Grove, Redwood NP

    5.0
    3.9 mi / 690 ft gain
    NOTE: You need a permit, albeit free, to do this hike.First, you'll need to go to the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center just off Highway 101 south of Orick, CA. Once there, write down your license plate number and go up to the counter and ask one of the rangers for a permit for Tall Trees Access Ro...
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  • Humboldt County, California

    Miner's Ridge and James Irvine Trail Loop

    11.15 mi / 1637 ft gain
    Miner's Ridge and James Irvine Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Orick, California.
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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

    California Coastal Trail: Te-wo-lew Section

    6.02 mi / 587 ft gain
    California Coastal Trail: Te-wo-lew Section is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Orick, California.
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  • Del Norte County, California

    Demartin Section

    11.89 mi / 2982 ft gain
    Demartin Section is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Klamath, California.
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  • Big Bar, California

    East Fork New River Loop

    16.93 mi / 5377 ft gain
    East Fork New River Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Big Bar, California.
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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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  • Humboldt County, California

    Hike the Johnson Camp Trail

    9.5 mi / 2103 ft gain
    This trail is shared by hikers, trail runners, backpackers and horseback riders. The trail is best used from March through November, as the bridges that allow river crossings are seasonal. You can call Humboldt Redwoods State parks (707-946-1811) to find out more information on the bridges.  John...
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