South of Crescent City in the Redwood National Park, the Damnation Creek Trail is a route heading west to the coast. The trail descends 1,000 feet through old growth redwood and Sitka spruce. It leads down to the Coastal Trail. At the coastline, keep an eye out for Roosevelt Elk, sea lions and gray whales. Most hikers like to depart the trailhead so that they arrive at the coast just before low tide.
To reach the Damnation Creek Trail from Crescent City, head south on US101 to milepost 16.
Overall, Damnation Creek Trail is the 84th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California.