This loop walk provides an overview of much of Patrick Point but still leaves out plenty of activities and destinations for the rest of the day or weekend. It takes advantage of trail segments throughout the park to build one larger walk. At the same time, it can provide a foundation for detours down to beaches, tide pools, and most of the park's other attractions. To really see everything here, it takes a weekend trip. When talking with camping visitors, I was amazed at the number who keep coming back year after year!
Patrick Point is well known for a lot happening in a small place with several miles of trails, beaches, tide pools, a local famed Wedding Rock (still a popular place for weddings), and the list goes on.
Patrick's Point State Park is a 640 acre park located about 25 miles North of Eureka in the heart of California's coast redwood country.
The park activities include:
Hiking, biking, several camp options, a visitor center, interpretive programs, an active reconstructed Yurok Indian village.a native plant garden, visitor center, and 3 group picnic areas.
The park's forests are primarily spruce, hemlock, pine, fir and red alder which abound on an ocean headland. The forests are broken by extensive wildflower meadows.
The dramatic shoreline includes sandy beaches and sheer cliffs rising above the Pacific Ocean. Opportunities are here to explore tide pools, search for agates, driftwood, whale watching, sea lions, and birding.
4150 Patrick's Point Drive
Trinidad, CA 95570
The park is 25 miles north of Eureka and 56 miles south of Crescent City.
call the park
The Ranger Staff:
(707) 677 - 3570
(707) 677 - 3132.
Weddings, special events or school groups:
Contact the Interpretive Specialist at
(707) 677 - 3110.
Reservations should be made at least one month in advance.
40 - 65 degrees during summer.
35 - 55 degrees during winter.
Patrick's Point has night and morning fog almost all year. During the summer it sometimes doesn't lift for days at a time although beautiful, crystal-clear days can often be enjoyed in spring and fall.
Rainfall averages about sixty inches a year, most of it falls between October and April.
Agate Campground. Two generally accessible campsites are available. They include firm surface activity areas, accessible tables, fire circles and spigots. An accessible restroom with showers is available.
Campfire Center Trail. 0.22 miles, paved and level.
Nature Trail: (Native American Plants Trail) 0.16 mile. An interpretive nature trail with packed soil through forest. Restrooms are generally accessible.
Patrick’s Point Campfire Center Spur Trail. 0.15 mile. See campfire center trail, described above.
Patrick’s Point Access Trail: A short paved level trail about 500 feet long. Located at Wedding Rock parking lot.
Visitor's Center: Accessible parking is located adjacent to the visitor center with built-up curb ramp. The interior of the visitor center is generally accessible with assistance provided in the sales area as needed. Restrooms: Unisex restrooms in a close by separate building are available.