Skunk Cabbage Trail
Location: Redwood National Park, Humboldt County, CA
Miles: 5.6 miles
Difficulty: easy – moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Users: Dogs, horses, and bikes not permitted. No wheelchair access.
Features: Redwood and spruce forest, coastal bluff destination, ocean views, possible animal sightings (black bears, endangered northern spotted owls, marbled murrelets), Skunk Cabbage Creek, sword ferns, sorrel, giant skunk cabbage,
Skunk Cabbage Trail is very entertaining as it touches different forms of recreational activities, and you get to see for yourself the star of the trail, the giant Skunk Cabbage. You will be able to do a bit of bird watching, a stop at a coastal bluff where you can have an overlooking view of the pacific ocean and descend to a very lovely beach.
The trail itself is very amusing, having several interpretative signboards plastered along the way. It is a nice trail, flat and easy and also good for those who want to bring their young ones. This is a good spot if you’re taking a break for an hour or less, from a road drive.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Look out for signboards
Signboards are amusing especially as it is written creatively on this Skunk Cabbage Trail.
2) Bird watching
Look around and you might spot birds flying around or resting on trees. Be quick to pull out your digital camera!
3) Bring the whole family
This trail is safe for the kids, so let them tag along.