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Location: Redwood National and State Parks, Del Norte County, CA
Miles: 1 mile
Duration: 0.5 hours
Users: Dogs, horses, and bikes not permitted. No wheelchair access.
Features: Lagoon Creek Pond, beach, coastal overlook, forest
Yurok Loop Trail was named after Yurok Indians who lived in the area. It is a 3.4 kilometer loop trail located Redwood National Park that has a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is good for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching, and is best to go to from April until September.
This loop has little elevation and breathtaking views over the pacific ocean that you could enjoy with your family. The hike starts at a picturesque lagoon near False Klamath Cove and connects you to the Hidden Beach.
Access this hike at the marked trailhead on the north side of the Lagoon Creek picnic area and parking lot off Highway 101.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Use your binoculars
You can go bird watching! When you’re near the sea there are opportunities to spot seabirds: cormorants, pigeon guillemots, brown pelicans, and common murres.
2) Bring a picnic basket
Before starting your trek, have a picnic with your family at Lagoon Creek Picnic Area where the trail starts. If just want something light, trail mix never disappoints.
3) Ready your camera phone
Document your hike with your family or friends! Nothing beats looking back at old memories of bonding through long walks in nature.