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The Best Hiking in Trinidad

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Top hiking spots in and near Trinidad

  • Trinidad, California

    Trinidad Head Trail Loop

    1.73 mi / 341 ft gain
    Trinidad Head Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Trinidad, California.
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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

    Elk Head Trail

    1.22 mi / 148 ft gain
    Elk Head Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Trinidad, California.
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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

    Moonstone Beach

    0.62 mi / 167 ft gain
    Moonstone Beach is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Trinidad, California.
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  • Trinidad, California

    Patrick's Point Exploration Loop

    4.18 mi / 801 ft gain
    Patrick's Point Exploration Loop is a moderately trafficked loop trail located near Trinidad, California.
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  • Trinidad, California

    Abalone Point Trail

    0.79 mi / 190 ft gain
    Abalone Point 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 Rim Trail

    3.11 mi / 433 ft gain
    Patrick's Point Rim Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Trinidad, California.
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  • Trinidad, California

    Patrick's Point Trail

    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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  • Trinidad, California

    Wedding Rock Trail

    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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  • Arcata, California

    Ridge Trail and South Fork Trail Loop

    3.42 mi / 528 ft gain
    Ridge Trail and South Fork Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Arcata, California.
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  • Arcata, California

    California Trail, Community Forest Loop Road, and Ridge Road Loop

    4.17 mi / 758 ft gain
    California Trail, Community Forest Loop Road, and Ridge Road Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Arcata, California.
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  • Arcata, California

    Community Forest Loop Road, Lower Jane's Creek Trail, and Jane's Creek Road Loop

    3.92 mi / 633 ft gain
    Community Forest Loop Road, Lower Jane's Creek Trail, and Jane's Creek Road Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Arcata, California.
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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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  • 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

    Hike the Emerald Ridge - Redwood Creek Loop

    6 mi / 900 ft gain
    This loop begins at the Tall Trees Trailhead.  To access this parking area, you must have a permit that you can obtain from the Kuchel ranger station.  The gate is locked.  When you get the permit, the ranger will also give you the combination to the gate.  Once you drive through, close the gate ...
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