Tolowa Coast Trails

Tolowa Coast Trails

The Tolowa Coast encompasses 11,000-acres of combined public land comprised of the Lake Earl Wildlife Area, Tolowa Dunes State Park, and the Point St. George Heritage Area. It comprises a large part of the ancestral territory of the Tolowa Indians, who still call it the “Center of the Universe.”

Today these easily-accessed and protected lands provide out-of-the-way recreational opportunities for those who would like to visit. Lake Earl is the largest coastal lagoon on the West Coast with an edge perimeter of 60 miles and is ideal for kayaking and canoeing.

Thirty miles of trails meander through a variety of coastal habitats: open and stabilized dunes, grassy meadows, hidden ponds, pine and sitka forests, salt and freshwater marshes, creeks, and estuaries. Some trails are designated for horseback riding and biking.

Eleven miles of undeveloped beaches are perfect for bird watching, beach combing, fishing, and picnicking.

Vertical Gain or Loss: Mostly slight elevation changes in dunes areas, less than 100 feet.

Trail Distance: 40 miles total

ADA Accessibility Notes
At this time there are no ADA accessible trails or bathrooms.

Pet Friendly Notes
Dogs on leashes are allowed on some marked trails.

For More Information, Contact:

Tolowa Dunes Stewards
P.O. Box 1148, Crescent City, CA 95531


Tolowa Coast Trails