This is a world-class running, hiking and biking location. It makes for a nice run rain or shine. There are many trails to run, but there will be people, especially on the weekends. The park is located north of Orick.
Prairie Creek State Park & Redwoods National Park are the most northern trails on this page. There are many trails to choose and a great way to get away for a run and a picnic.
Sue-meg State Park is 6 miles north of Trinidad. There is a turnoff from HIghway 101 and, if you would like a nice tour, take Patrick's Point Drive after stopping for coffee in Trinidad..
Sue-meg State Park, formerly Patrick's Point, has beautiful views of the ocean on the Rim Trail. Although a fairly small park, there are trails winding through the redwoods and along the coast, with a striking view of Agate Beach on the north end of the park. If trails are not your favorite running surface (although many of the trails are very easy to run), there are paved roads throughout the park. There is parking outside the park, but there is a fee to enter. It is a great location for a picnic.
Trinidad Head and Trails North
Trinidad Head, Trinidad Beach and the northern trails along Mill Creek and up to Elk Head make a very nice coastal run. You can park at the Trinidad Beach Parking Lot or the College Cove Parking Lot on Stagecoach Drive. Run the Head, Trinidad Beach to Mill Creek and find the trail along Mill Creek and follow the trail to Elk Head.
Hammond Trail from Clam Beach Parking Lot to Airport Blvd.
The Hammond Trail from Clam Beach to Airport Blvd. & back is one of the nicest 5K runs in the area. It is fairly flat and easy to run year round. Park at the parking lot just north of Airport Blud. and Letz Ave. or the south Clam Beach Parking Lot.