|One of the current occupants at the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center|
Driving northwest out of Crescent City, we soon arrived at the Lake Earl Wildlife Area. Along with Tolowa Dunes State Park and Point St. George Heritage Area, these three areas make up the Tolowa Coast Trails.
Besides the numerous trails available to hike, these areas feature a campground, canoe & kayaking access on some of the lagoons and lakes, and trails for horse riding or bicycling. Check out their website for more information and a map.
We hiked the Cadra Point Loop Trail, a 4.2 mile loop.
Although there were side trails to viewpoints along the Lake Earl Coastal Lagoon, most were overgrown with tall weeds/grass so we opted to stick with the main trail. The trail itself is still being developed and currently consists of two tire ruts through the fields.
|The Cadra Point Loop Trail|
|McLaughlin pond view from the trail|
|Beaver Pond covered with lilypads|
It was a nice hike but very warm since the sunshine was still out in full force. As we finished the loop it brought to an end our hiking for this trip. In three days we had hiked 7 different trails totaling almost 25 miles with countless incredible sights and views. That's why we love to hike!!
Now it was time to head back into Crescent City for Dutch Bros iced coffee and more Jacuzzi time! Yes hiking is rough but it does have benefits!
Glenn & Carol (& Maggie too)