US 101 runs several miles from the ocean all the way through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, but further north returns to the coast for a short distance shortly after crossing the Klamath River, and entering a narrow section of Redwood National Park
. One short but scenic path in this region is the Hidden Beach Trail
which begins beside the highway next to the tourist attraction of Trees of Mystery, and passes through overgrown surroundings for 0.7 miles to the edge of a pebble and sand beach, usually lined by huge piles of driftwood. Just out to sea are a number of isolated rocks including one very photogenic peak topped by succulent plants and a few wind-blown trees.
: Hidden Beach Trail, Redwood National Park