South of Crescent City in the Redwood National Park, the James Irvine Trail is a scenic hike along an old gold miner trail. The route is relatively flat and runs through old growth redwoods.
The route starts at the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Visitor Center off US101 and runs down to Fern Canyon, a spectacular narrow 30 foot tall gorge near Gold Beach.
This route can be connected with Miners Ridge Trail for a longer hike.
Overall, James Irvine Trail is the 81st most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California.