1.5 Miles
Time to Hike:
~45 minutes
Surface Type:
Tolowa Dunes State Park
Crescent City, California
41.796547, -124.223649
August 12, 2019
November 22, 2019

The Dead Lake Trail at Tolowa Dunes State Park in Crescent City, California is an easy 1.5-mile out-and-back trail that leads from the Tolowa Dunes Trail to Dead Lake.

This hike begins at the trailhead along the Tolowa Dunes Trail and heads southwest and then south toward Dead Lake. Despite the name, Dead Lake is a small freshwater lake that was once a lumber mill pond. The lake is now home to wood ducks and bass and crappie.

The hike heads along a most-flat trail through the woods until the trail opens up to an open field and a view of Dead Lake.

Pets: Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

Parking: Parking can be found at the coordinate provided; however, you must hike in on the Tolowa Dunes Trail for 0.35 miles to reach this trailhead.

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