Fern Canyon Loop

Klamath, California 95548

Fern Canyon Loop

Fern Canyon Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The short Fern Canyon Loop exposes visitors to a wide range of highlights, including ocean beach, a lush stream canyon, and the park’s namesake highlight, the coast redwood. The 40-foot-tall canyon walls of Home Creek were formed in the 1800s by the destructive practice of hydraulic mining. Nature has done much to heal those wounds by carpeting the vertical walls with a solid mat of ferns, creating a stunning visual delight. Starting near the beach, the loop soon winds upstream through this magical gorge and then climbs above the canyon to return through a brief stretch of redwood and then spruce forest."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
175 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Although the Fern Canyon Trail is technically open all year, during the rainy season, the access road may be impassable to many vehicles at the creek crossings above Gold Bluffs Beach. Also, because the numerous plank bridges used for stream crossings in Fern Canyon are only in place during summer,
Prairie Creek
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