Apart from a short stretch in the far south, alongside False Klamath Cove, US 101 runs some way inland during its ten mile journey through Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
, and even the Coastal Trail stays largely out-of-sight of the ocean owing to the steeply-sloping hills that extend right down to the water's edge. Just one path leads to the Pacific in the state park, the 2 mile Damnation Creek Trail
, a scenic if little-hiked route that descends 1,000 feet through redwoods then mixed coastal forest, to a narrow pebble beach. There are many jagged rocks out to sea, large and small, including a photogenic, wave-cut arch.
: Damnation Creek Trail, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park