West Ridge Trail

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West Ridge Trail

  • Location: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
  • Trailhead: Marked trailhead is at the Prairie Creek Visitor Center. Trail can also be accessed via Zig Zag Trail #1 and #2, Cathedral Trees Trail, and the Butler Creek Trail.
  • Mileage: 7
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate, some steep grades and switchbacks.
  • Description: Travel nearly the entire length of the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway along this moderately strenuous trail through breathtaking old-growth redwoods. Two backpacking routes are possible by taking the Ossagon or Miners Ridge Trails to designated camps. Link with the James Irvine and Friendship Ridge Trails for a 12.5 mile loop.

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Camping is nearby.


  • Trail Measurement: 6.8 to 7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 412317N
  • Compass Longitude: 1240138W
  • Numeric Latitude: 41.3881778
  • Numeric Longitude: -124.027294
  • Elevation in Meters: 237
  • Elevation in Feet: 778

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