West Ridge Trail

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California

Elevation Gain3,230ft
Trailhead Elevation546ft
Elevation Min/Max145/871ft
Elevation Start/End546/546ft

West Ridge Trail

West Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Humboldt County, California. It is within Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and Murrelet State Wilderness. It is 7.6 miles long and begins at 546 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,230 feet. This trail connects with the following: Zigzag Trail 2, Nature Trail, Davison Trail, Friendship Ridge Trail and Zigzag Trail 1.

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Top Trails Northern California’s Redwood Coast (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"This highly scenic loop combines a delightful ridgeline ramble through straight, tall redwoods with the most scenic stretch of the Prairie Creek Trail. After a brief walk through an attractive old-growth grove along Godwood Creek, the trail climbs stiffly up a hillside to the apex of West Ridge and then heads north through serene forest, where you may hear the distant roar of the ocean. The section along Prairie Creek is lined with uncommonly lush flora, perfectly complementing some of its tallest redwoods; the only drawback is intermittent road noise from the nearby parkway." Read more

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Trail Information

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Nearby City
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Skill Level
Prairie Creek
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Dec 2018