Wow! What a beautiful hike into the redwoods! We did the forest trail first and it's quite a reasonable distance (more than an hour). Then we backtracked and went down the beach trail (very short walk) and watched the waves. Wonderful Northern California wilderness!
we liked the easy access from the parking area. It was not crowded and just a really pleasant walk. We had gone there to look for driftwood and there was none to be found.
The ocean side of hte park is not that big but it was much quieter than other place we were. Very few people made the walk out to the ocean and we had it to ourselves. It's not easy to find places along the coast that are not packed with people. This is one.
Jughandle State Reserve fits nicely into the many state parks and reserves along the northern California coast. It doesn't have much that is unique or different. What it does have is excellent examples of everything you want to find in a state beach reserve: amazing ocean views, clean beaches, gorgeous headlands and, if you're lucky, maybe a whale sighting. It's... 更多
Didn't know that this reserve existed until we was a sign for it. The hike is very interesting and passes through about 5 distinct habitats. It is an out and back over moderate terrain and the trail is well-maintained.
Very scenic, clean beach, you just need to be a bit lucky to get good weather, if the fog burns off and the sun comes out the scenery gets even better.
This was my first visit to Jug Handle and I was absolutely blown away by the coast, bluffs, beach and amazingly blue water. It was really a sensational stop and we didn't even have time for the pygmy forest hike. I love how the trails take you right to the edge of the cliff and let you feel like you... 更多