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About Ossagon Creek Trail & Beach in Orick, California

Ossagon Creek Beach is the northernmost beach in the Gold Bluffs Area near Orick, CA. It’s remote place with a wide sandy beach, dunes, creek wetlands, and humongous rocks that you can climb on. There’s also a beach campground for hikers and beach bicyclists who are traveling on the California Coastal Trail which follows Gold Bluffs Beach and the Ossagon Creek Trail.

At one point in time the Gold Bluffs Beach Road extended all the way to the end at Ossagon Creek and Ossagon Rocks. Now the best way to get here is by hiking or mountain biking the Ossagon Creek Trail for 1.7 miles from the trailhead or by hiking or biking the beach from the Fern Canyon Beach parking lot.

The Ossagon Creek Trail goes through old growth redwoods then descends through other trees before reaching the creek and finally the beach. It’s possible that you might have to wade through the creek to get to the beach so bring shoes that can get wet and a towel for drying off. Once at the beach you can explore all around the huge rocks and consider a fun trip north for a about 1.5 miles to Carruthers Cove. This last part is only possible at low tides.

To get to the Ossagon Creek Trailhead take exit 765 off Highway 101 between Orick and Klamath. Turn west towards the ocean onto Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway and continue about 2.5 miles to the trailhead. You’ll see signs for Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and National Council of Garden Clubs Grove.

Another hiking option starts across the street and uses the Hope Creek Trail and the Ten Taypo Trail to form a 3.6 mile loop hike.

Newton B Drury Scenic Pkwy
Orick, CA 95555
Park Name
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Other Names
Butler Creek Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the trails
Free parking at trailhead
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Beach Exploration
Trails, Beach Rocks
Map of Ossagon Creek Trail & Beach
Del Norte, US
11:34 am, June 24, 2024
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