Del Norte Discovery

Del Norte Discovery

Del Norte Discovery

Del Norte Discovery

Del Norte Discovery

Del Norte Discovery

July 20-26, 2020

7 days/6 nights

Rating: Easy, Moderate, Strenuous

Max Capacity: 20

$795 Non-Member Price

$775 Coastwalk Member Price

Ever Popular, fills fast!  

Join us and discover the remote Northern California coastline where the redwoods meet the sea.  Long and short hikes options available each day take you to isolated beaches, ancient vegetated dunes, rocky bluffs, marine terraces and virgin redwood forests. Spend time with local naturalists, historians and advocates for the coast who guide you on daily hikes from the beach at the California/Oregon border to the Klamath River and beyond to one of California’s most scenic spots … Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwood State Park. All meals provided



We will be camping 3 nights at the Ramblin Redwoods RV & Campground in Crescent City and 3 nights at Kamp Klamath. We will be shuttled each morning to our starting points or “trail heads” on the California Coastal Trail (CCT), and later picked up for our return to our campsites each afternoon. Clean bathrooms and showers are available at both campgrounds.

We will have a Chuck Wagon for our walk and will provide Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. You are welcome to bring any specialty food items you like. Breakfast includes coffee, tea, juice, milk, soy and almond milk, fresh fruit, granola, instant hot cereal, yogurt, biscotti (or similar sweet).

Lunch includes bread, peanut butter and jelly, honey, deli meats & cheese and any leftovers from last night’s dinner. NOTE: bring a container for leftovers, they make great lunches! Happy Hour each evening include appetizers, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available. Dinner each night will include an entrée, vegetable/salad side dish, and dessert. Vegetarian meals will be available. Please let us know of any special dietary requests.

You have choices in arriving at Ramblin Redwoods RV & Campground located at 6701 Highway 101 North, Crescent City CA. You can meet us there in your vehicle (carpool with your friends) or carpool with the Coastwalk Volunteers. We have drivers leaving from Chico and Santa Rosa. Please contact me if you would like to carpool with us.

Average Daily Hiking:
3 to 9 miles.

Types of Hiking Surfaces:
Coastal bluffs, sandy beaches, steep coastal mountains, dirt trail, old road with some pavement.

Elevation Gain/Loss:
Climb and descend 1530 feet with many switchbacks on Last Chance Trail in Redwood National Park.

Fitness Requirements:
Hikers should be in good physical condition.

Day 1: Monday July 20, 2020 –Meet at 1:30 PM at Ramblin Redwoods Campground, located at 6701 Highway 101 North, Crescent City CA.– Welcome and Introductions. All walkers will be given itinerary and name tags. Set up camp. Shuttle to Brookings Welcome Center. Walk on Pelican State beach to mouth of Smith River – 2 mi. – Easy. Continue walking on Pelican State Beach to Smith River County Park, 5.75 mi. – Moderate.

Day 2: Tuesday July 21 – Tolowa Dunes State Park, meet with Tolowa Nation representative. Walk the Dunes, 3mi. – Easy. Continue walking on the beach to Pt. St. George 9.4 mi. – Moderate.

Day 3: Wednesday July 22 – Battery Point to Enderts Beach Trailhead to Damnation Trailhead. Tour Battery Point Lighthouse. Walk from Battery Point Lighthouse following the CCT into town, 1.5 mi. – Easy.  Walk from Enderts Beach to Damnation trailhead, 6.75 mi. – Strenuous.

Day 4: Thursday July 23– Meet at Lagoon Creek Picnic Area meet with Redwood National State Park (RNSP) Biologist. Walk the top Section of Last Chance Trail, 2 mi. – Easy. Walk Damnation Trailhead to Lagoon Creek Picnic Area on the De Martin trail, 8.5 – Strenuous.

Day 5: Friday July 24 – Shuttle to Yurok County Visitor Center then to trailhead at Lagoon Creek. Walk the Yurok Loop, 1.5 mi. – Easy. Lagoon Creek to Klamath River, 5.5 miles – Moderate to Strenuous.

Day 6: Saturday July 25 – Meet with RNSP ranger and a Yurok Tribal member.  Walk to Klamath Beach, 2 mi. – Easy. Walk the Flint Ridge Trail, 4.5 mi. – Moderate.

Day 7: Sunday July 26 – Break camp pack up and drive to Gold Bluffs Beach Campground to Fern Canyon trailhead in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (approx. 25 miles). Walk the Fern Canyon Loop, 1 mi. – Moderate. Walk the Fern Canyon Trail, 5 to-7 mi. – Moderate.

Coastwalk staff and volunteers would like to thank you for your support of the Coastwalk organization and our ongoing efforts to preserve and steward these magnificent coastal places along the California Coastal Trail. We look forward to sharing our favorite places with you through our daily hiking adventures. You are going to have a great time!

See you on the California Coastal Trail!

  • Hiking shoes, boots or sturdy walking shoes
  • Waterproof sandals
  • Spare walking shoes & laces
  • Comfy camp shoes
  • Hiking poles
  • Water-proof windbreaker/ or parka for cold nights
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirt (protection against sunburn, poison oak, and bugs)
  • Layers for upper body
  • Hat for sun protection that ties under chin
  • Beanie for cold, windy conditions
  • Other clothing – underwear, T-shirts, lots of socks, etc.
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sunscreen (minimum 30 spf)
  • Natural bug repellant
  • Personal first aid kit (band aids, blister pads)
  • Personal medicines
  • Day pack
  • Plate, cup, bowl, and eating utensils
  • Sturdy Tupperware for leftovers
  • Flashlight & headlamp with new batteries
  • Spare batteries
  • Folding camp chair
  • Tent & Ground Cloth
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • REUSABLE Water Bottle
  • Trail snacks (power bars or jerky)
  • Credit Card & cash for camp showers and treats
  • Solar shower if there is no shower at campsite
  • Shower towel

What’s Included: 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.


  • Coffee: (Regular in percolator with caffeine free available upon request), Teas, Cocoa, Juice, Milk (1/2 & 1/2, 2% Milk, Soy & Almond Milks)
  • Sweeteners- (sugar, honey)
  • Yogurt
  • Biscotti
  • Hot Cereals (Instant Oatmeal, and prepare it yourself steel cut oats available)
  • Granola
  • Walnuts or assorted nuts
  • Fruit (fresh)- (Blueberries, Bananas, Apples, Oranges / Cuties)
  • Fruit (dried)- Raisins & Craisins


  • Breads- (Multi Grail & Gluten Free)
  • Almond Butter
  • Fruit spreads
  • Cold Cuts
  • Cheeses (sliced)
  • Condiments, (Mustard, Mayonnaise)
  • Butter, (Regular and dairy free)


  • Dinners are included unless otherwise noted and will be provided by Coastwalk’s Volunteer Food Angels. 


Our Chuckwagon Wrangler will do their best to accommodate you but if you have special dietary needs please bring your food in a small cooler and we will be sure to provide you with ice throughout the trip.

Gail Williams: Gail is a retired Air Quality Planner from Butte County who loves the coast and hiking and naturally found Coastwalk as a good fit.  Gail was walk leader on the 2019 Del Norte Coastwalk and she is looking forward to participating again this year. Gail has been on many Coastwalks over the years and volunteered on many as well. It is Gail’s vision to walk the entire California Coastal Trail one step at a time.



Donna Barnett: Donna is a resident of Forest Ranch. For the past 30 years she helped create cultural videos while trekking with her husband who was a Trek leader in Nepal. This love of walking through the world has shifted to the California Coast where she helped with the “short walks” on the 2019 Del Norte Coastwalk.  “Coastwalk has allowed me an opportunity to slow down and participate with our beautiful California Coast.”



Linda Schwaberow: Linda was born and raised in Santa Rosa California. Linda loves to be outdoors and has been hiking since her early 20’s. Linda has walked much of the California Coastal Trail and all of the mountain passes between Tahoe and Yosemite.  Linda is excited to be co-leading the Del Norte hike for a second time.