Trinidad Head Trail

Trinidad, California 95570

Distance0.6mi
Elevation Gain198ft
Trailhead Elevation143ft
Top299ft
Elevation Min/Max139/299ft
Elevation Start/End143/143ft

Trinidad Head Trail

Trinidad Head Trail is a hiking trail in Trinidad, California. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 143 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 198 feet. The A Rocky Outlook on Marine Life information board is near the trailhead. There is also a viewpoint.

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Hiking the Redwood Coast (Falcon Guides)
Dan Brett
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"This is a short but dramatic loop around Trinidad Head, a rocky promontory jutting out into the Pacific Ocean near the rustic fishing village of Trinidad. The hike offers either spectacular views of the ocean and a very scenic little fishing harbor or an eerie stroll through soupy fog, as the weather allows. Foghorns and lighthouses complete the scene." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks (Falcon Guides)
Dan Brett
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"This is a short but dramatic loop around Trinidad Head, a rocky promontory jutting out into the Pacific Ocean near the rustic fishing village of Trinidad. The hike offers either spectacular views of the ocean and a very scenic little fishing harbor or an eerie stroll through soupy fog, as the weather allows. Foghorns and lighthouses complete the scene." Read more
Top Trails Northern California’s Redwood Coast (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"The 358-foot-high promontory of Trinidad Head juts dramatically into the Pacific Ocean away from the forested mainland, an unobstructed aerie offering stunningly panoramic vistas of the scenic Northern California coastline. However, its exposed location ensures that the promontory receives more than its fair share of foggy days. Fortunately, the scenery is still enjoyable even when fog obscures the numerous surrounding rock outcroppings, creating a somber, mysterious mood." Read more
Coastal Trails of Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Linda and David Mullally
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"This prominent rocky nob covered with lush vegetation boasts one of the most scenic loops on the Northern California coast. The trail follows a mellow grade to the top, and the several spurs are sprinkled with benches at multiple viewpoints, inviting hikers to slow down and soak up the stellar views of the beaches and scan for migrating whales. The sea stacks and rocky islands add a whole new dimension to this coastal setting. The tiny, tidy, and quaint seaside town of Trinidad is a lovely hamlet with one of the most enchanting coastal trails. The natural harbor dotted with picturesque rocks that serve as natural habitat for diverse seabird colonies sits in the sheltering shadow of Trinidad State Beach." Read more

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4/2/2010
Came here all the time as a kid. Hard to beat it for a nice scenic walk on the coast.
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Trail Information

Trinidad
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
City of Trinidad, 409 Trinity St., Box 390, Trinidad 95570; (707) 677-0223; trinidad.ca.gov
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