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Parker Creek Trail

Intermediate
 2.5 (2)

A forested short trail with steps to access beautiful Old Home Beach.


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Point to Point

180' 55 m

High

40' 12 m

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Up

141' 43 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Open year-round.

Description

Parker Creek Trail is a short access trail to the southern end of stunning Old Home (Indian) Beach in Trinidad. The beach offers spectacular views of the the central Humboldt coast and Trinidad Head, with ample wildlife viewing including whales close to shore. The trailhead is located on the southeastern edge of Trinidad, and the trail can be connected to the Trinidad Lighthouse by hiking down the beach. The trail is singletrack gravel and dirt with a section of wooden stairs, and the potential for muddy areas. There are private properties surrounding the trail so be sure to follow the signage and only park at the designated area on View Road.

Flora & Fauna

Sitka spruce, huckleberry, blackberry, whales, dolphins, sea lions, hawks, seabirds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dara Zimmerman

Trail Ratings

  2.5 from 2 votes

#2

in Trinidad

#40656

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  2.5 from 2 votes
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#2

in Trinidad

#4,434

in California

#40,656

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Old Home Beach in Trinidad.
May 26, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
Old Home Beach in Trinidad.
May 26, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
Old Home Beach near the the Parker Creek Trail, in Trinidad.
May 26, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
A weathered bench at the base of a large rock outcrop sits near the end of the Parker Creek Trail.
May 26, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
Parker Creek Trail near Old Home Beach.
May 26, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
The Parker Creek Trail is closely bordered by vegetation as it works down the hill.
May 26, 2017 near Westhav…, CA

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Mar 6, 2021
Valerie Norton
https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2021/03/trinidad-head-lighthouse-and-old-home.html
Mar 18, 2018
Jamie Sutter
Short and sweet trail down to the beach 0.3mi