Hiking The Damnation Creek Trail

The 85th most popular hiking trail in California.

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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 85th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Damnation Creek Trail including Lost Man Creek / Holter Ridge Trail, Coastal Trail, Little Bald Hills Trail, Mill Creek Trail and James Irvine Trail.

Damnation Trail in Redwood National Park (CA/US)

Damnation Trail in Redwood National Park (CA/US)

Damnation Trail in Redwood National Park (CA/US)

Damnation Trail in Redwood National Park (CA/US)


Local Contact(s):  Redwood National Park (707) 464-6101; California Tourism (916) 444-4429

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes In Northern California" from John Soares

Recommended Map:  "Redwood National Park" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Mill Creek Campground

Breakfast Restaurant:  Forest Cafe, Klamath

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/redw/

GPS:  41.64849, -124.11348

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  8/5/2016

ID:  21066


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