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Location: Trinidad Head, Humboldt County, CA
Miles: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: easy – moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Users: Dogs permitted. Mountain bikes permitted but not recommended. Horses not permitted. No wheelchair access.
Features: Coastal views, nearby restaurant (named Seascape), 300 ft miniature mountain, Trinidad Head, Trinidad Pier, Trinidad Harbor, possible whale migration views, Humboldt Bay
Natives Americans (The Yurok) called their large village Trusrai, hence the name ‘Tsurai’ Loop. This loop is located in Trinidad Head, Humboldt County. It extends more than a mile with limited access that only opens for the public from 11-5 on the first Saturday of each month. To find the trail you just have to follow the road all the way to the lighthouse. It’s quite an easy hike that only lasts for an hour without stopping at viewpoints.
The hike can serve as a mini introduction to Trinidad Head, as it walks you through the Trinidad Pier and Harbor and the Humboldt Bay. It showcases a wonderful coastal wildlife sightseeing, possibly whale migration. There are also a bunch of benches fitting for a quick rest and some pictures of the glittering ocean, and if you ever get hungry, there is a nearby restaurant named Seascape where you can enjoy your meal while watching the waves.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Enjoy the ocean views
The coast will accompany you throughout your hike, so enjoy it as much as you can.
2) Stay hydrated
Although this is a quick hike, there is not much shade along the way, so if you’re hiking on the heat be sure to not forget your water.
3) Bring a camera
Share the beautiful views with your loved ones by taking pictures. For the best quality, consider getting a mirrorless digital camera.