Coastal Trail Skunk Cabbage Section is a hiking trail in Humboldt County, California. It is within Redwood National Park. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 101 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,224 feet. The Skunk Cabbage Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms.
Coastal Trail Skunk Cabbage Section Professional Reviews and Guides
"A seldom-used section of the California Coastal Trail in Redwood National Park beckons hikers to explore a lush coastal forest and a usually deserted strip of sandy beach. The first part is a pleasant stroll through lush forest, highlighted in spring and early summer by a profusion of blooming skunk cabbage. Beyond, the trail climbs stiffly up a coastal bluff and then plunges downhill just as steeply to a scenic and oftentimes empty beach that is more than enough reward. If you would like to make shuttle arrangements, you could park a second car along Davison Road near where it meets the beach (north of the featured trail)."
--Mike White, Top Trails Northern California’s Redwood Coast (Wilderness Press).
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