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.
West Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Mike White, Top Trails Northern California’s Redwood Coast (Wilderness Press).
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