4.4 miles round trip
1000 feet elevation loss
Left: The beach at Damnation Creek.
Below: Sunset from the shore.
Massive redwoods line the trail down to the rocky beach at the mouth of Damnation Creek. The beach is in a wonderfully remote cove. Cliffs rise from the sea on either hand. Cormorants pose on white-stained rocks offshore. Green sea anemones line seaweedy tidepools. The only damnable part of the hike is that you have to gain a thousand feet of elevation to get back to your car. Dogs are banned.
To find the trailhead, drive ...
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.