Trinidad Head

  • Fishing pier
  • Accessible Parking


  • Fishing pier
  • Accessible Parking


Foot of Lighthouse Rd, Trinidad, CA,
North Coast
Last Visited:
July 2023

Trails and Pathways

Trinidad Head Loop Trail
Trailhead Location:
Trinidad Head Parking Lot
Trail Length:
Under one mile total
Typical Width:
4 ft. & above
Elevation Change
155 ft
Typical Grade:
Very Steep
Typical Terrain:
Trail Overview: This scenic 1.5 mile loop trail is only accessible at the paved section for the first .5 mile. Once you reach the closed gate to the lighthouse the trail becomes gravel and single-track. To start, the trail climbs very steeply (14% grade) for .2 mile to a spectacular viewpoint of the beach below and Patricks Point to the north. You continue to climb steadily (no more than an 8% grade) for another .1 mile before the tree lined trail levels out and the views to the east of the quaint harbor and pier grab your attention.
More Info: The steep incline looks intimidating but my rear-wheeled power chair had no difficulty with the 14% grade. The stunning views were worth the effort but maybe not so much on a foggy day.

Accessibility Features

The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking:
Yes – designated accessible parking, firm, level or slope no greater than 2%; The gravel lot for the beach has no designated parking but next to the restaurant there are several designated accessible spaces however, there are no marked access aisles.

Accessible Restroom:
Yes – Located at the parking lot.

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