Hammond Trail, inline skating path in McKinleyville, Humboldt County, California. With skate routes, scenic rollerblading and paved asphalt lanes.
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Official homepage: redwoodvisitor.org

Entrance: Exit the north side of the cul-de-sac, head south from there.
Length: 4.40 mi
Terrain: It's a rail-trail running along the west side of McKinleyville. At least 2.2 miles of this old railroad line have been paved. It's a dedicated eight-foot-wide asphalt path. The path is exposed, and the southernmost portion includes some short but steep hills.
Description: Unfortunately you never really get a view of the Pacific, but you do pass by sandy banks lined with tall trees, dense ferns, and wild berry vines. Half a mile from Knox Cove, you'll cross a very nice little concrete bridge over Widow White Creek. Continuing south, the trail passes next to Hiller Park. Another half mile of trees and vines brings you to the end of the dedicated path. There are public rest rooms at Hiller Park.
Directions: From U.S. 101 five miles north of Arcata in McKinleyville, take the Murray Road exit heading west. Murray comes to a dead end at a Coastal Access point, but here the Hammond Trail is still gravel. Turn left (south) on Kelly Avenue and follow it one block to where Knox Cove Court turns right. Knox Cove ends in a cul-de-sac surrounded by four large stone homes that look like modern-day castles. Park in the cul-de-sac. The trail crosses Knox Cove.

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Slightly Bumpier Part of Path

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