This trail descends about 900 feet in elevation through a Sitka Spruce-Western Hemlock rain forest, crosses two seasonal creeks and ends at a prairie headland overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Chitwood Falls cascades off the backside cliff at Hart's Cove. An unseen cove to the south resounds with the barking of sea lions.
The strenuous trail traverses steep forested hillsides to a grassy meadow on the ocean’s edge.
Trail is open from July 16 to December 31.
At a Glance
Closed through July 15 annually for the protection of threatened or endangered species.