Hiking The James Irvine Trail

The 80th most popular hiking trail in California.

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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 80th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby James Irvine Trail including Lost Man Creek / Holter Ridge Trail, Coastal Trail, Damnation Creek Trail, Little Bald Hills Trail and Mill Creek Trail.


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

Recommended Book:  "1,000 Best Hikes In California" from Tom Stienstra

Recommended Map:  "Redwood National Park" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Gold Beach Campground.

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

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/3/2016

ID:  21114


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