Friday, February 28, 2014

When to Visit

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Month Temperature Precipitation Notes
January 40’s to low 60’s all year 11.6”
Rainy Season
 
February 40’s to low 60’s all year 9.9”
Rainy Season
Elk shed antlers
March 40’s to low 60’s all year 9.0”
Rainy Season
Whale migration*
Elk shed antlers
April 40’s to low 60’s all year 5.3”
Rainy Season
Whale migration*
Rhododendron bloom begins mid-April
May 40’s to low 60’s all year 3.5” Elk calves born
Rhododendron bloom
June 40’s to low 60’s all year 1.6” Elk calves born
Rhododendron bloom ends early-June
July 40’s to low 60’s all year .5”  
August 40’s to low 60’s all year .6” Elk rut begins late August
September 40’s to low 60’s all year 1.8” Elk rut.
October 40’s to low 60’s all year 5.2
Rainy Season
Elk rut ends mid-October
November 40’s to low 60’s all year 9.9”
Rainy Season
Whale migration*
December 40’s to low 60’s all year 11.7”
Rainy Season
Whale migration*
   Total      

*The resident population can be seen, all year, from the Klamath River Overlook. Other good viewing sites are Crescent Beach Overlook, Wilson Creek, High Bluff Overlook, Gold Bluffs Beach, Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Walks in the Park

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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Leiffer-Ellsworth Loop Trail
2.6 mile loop.

Simpson-Reed Trail 1L
1-mile loop

Hatton Trail 1M
0.3 miles

Hatton-Hiouchi Trail 1M
Mileage: 1.2

Hiouchi Trail 1M
4.2 miles

River Trail
Mileage: 1

Stout Memorial Grove
0.5-mile loop

Jensen Loop Trail
0.6-mile loop

Mill Creek Trail
2.6 miles

Nickerson Ranch Trail
Mileage: 1

Del Norte Redwoods State Park

Mill Creek Campground Trail 1L
.7 miles.

Hobbs-Wall Trail 2M
6.0 miles loop

Alder Basin Trail 1L
1 mile, flat

Redwood National Park - North of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Myrtle Creek Trail (in Six Rivers National Forest) 1M
2.1 miles

Yurok Loop Trail to Hidden Beach 1M
2.0 miles reverse lollipop. 50' elevation gain.

Hostel-Hidden Beach Trail
1.2 miles. , not steep.

Crescent Beach 1M
4.2 miles.

Mouth of the Klamath Overlook 1M
1.1 miles. 359' elevation gain.
5.5 miles to Hidden Beach and tidepools

Marshall Pond 2M
2.0 miles round trip. 200' elevation gain (beaver and otter pond)

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Ah-Pah Interpretive Trail
0.3 miles, not steep

Little Creek Trail 1M
0.5 miles. 100' elevation gain.

Moorman Pond Trail
0.5

Rhododendron Trail
2.3 to 6.3 round trip. 150' elevation gain

Fern Canyon Loop Trail 1M
1.8 mile loop. 200' elevation gain.

Prairie Creek Trail
4 miles, not steep

Clintonia Trail
1 mile, not steep

Circle Trail 1L
.3 miles, level

Foothill Trail
2.2 miles, not steep

James Irvine Trail 1M
4.2 - 5.6 miles

Miners Ridge Trail 1M
4.1 - 4.8 miles

Revelation Trail 1L
0.3 miles, level

Cathedral Trees - Big Tree Loop
2.6 miles loop. 200' elevation gain.

Elk Prairie Loop Trail
2.8 miles round trip. 100' elevation gain

Davison Trail
3 miles, not steep

Gold Bluffs Beach - Gold Dust Falls
3 miles.

Nature Loop at Prairie Creek Visitor Center 1M
.9 miles. 100' elevation gain.

Redwood National Park - South End

Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail 1L
1.3 mile loop

Redwood Creek Trail 1M
3.2 miles round trip. minimal elevation gain.