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About Damnation Creek Trail Beach in Klamath, California

Damnation Creek Beach is a remote rocky stretch of coastline in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. This shoreline isn’t a wide sandy beach, but it still works well as a resting spot after hiking down a thousand feet of elevation to get here. The steep cliffs and huge rocks in the surf make this a stunning place to photograph. A pyramid-shaped rock arch is visible to the south from where the trail hits the shoreline. Time your hike to avoid high tide and you’ll have a long rugged beach to beachcomb for goodies – just don’t get caught by the rising tides. To get to this small coastal hide-away you must hike two miles steeply downhill on the Damnation Creek Trail from the trailhead along Highway 101 south of Crescent City. There is a pullout parking area on the west side of the highway where a trailhead sign marks the start of your hike. It’s easy to drive right by this spot as there are no cross streets or large markers, but it is located at mile-marker 16. Unfortunately, dogs and bikes are not allowed on the trail. However, it’s possible to bike to Damnation Beach on the Last Chance Section of the California Coastal Trail which begins at Enderts Beach (six miles each way).

15978 Redwood Hwy
Klamath, CA 95548
Park Name
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed
Free parking at trailhead
Beachcombing, Hiking
Trails, Rock Arch, Driftwood, No Facilities
Map of Damnation Creek Trail Beach
Bertsch-Oceanview, US
8:02 pm, April 23, 2024
temperature icon 51°F
L: 49° H: 55°
Feels like 50 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 1 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:23 am
Sunset: 8:05 pm
Humidity 93 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 1 m/s

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