Coastal Trail: DeMartin Section

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17.2 km
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663 m
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Indulge in panoramic coastal views along the Coastal Trail: DeMartin Section. This intermediate hike boasts amazing scenery from beneath the tree canopy of looming redwoods and from exposed meadowlands. This trek is a must-add to your hiking itinerary—trust us!

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Route Description for Coastal Trail: DeMartin Section

This trail is a moderately rated hiking route that traces the dramatic Pacific shoreline exposing amazing views of the ocean. Wander beneath the tree canopy of towering redwoods navigate the rocky and rootbound terrain. As this route is located near the ocean, it often sees extreme weather conditions, so we encourage you to check the forecast and prepare accordingly. Dressing in layers is highly recommended!

Setting out from the trailhead, the Coastal Trail: DeMartin Section tracks north along the Coastal Trail. The initial segment of the route is steep, guiding adventurers up a set of tightly wound switchbacks to the top of the coastal cliffs. Minding your footing on the terrain, the path will continue to gradually climb, passing the DeMartin Campground. At this point, the route will yet again demand the navigation of switchbacks before the terrain reaches a plateau.

Enjoy the panoramic ocean views from here and revel in the beauty of the encompassing woodlands. You will ultimately reach the end of your adventure at the intersection with the Redwood Highway. From here, retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead.

Getting to the Coastal Trail: DeMartin Section Trailhead

Find the trailhead at Wilson Creek Beach off the Redwood Hwy.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    DeMartin Campground

  • When to do


  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage


  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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