National Wildlife Refuge System

PO Box 576 1020 Ranch Road
Loleta, CA, 95551
Phone: 707-733-5406
E-mail: Eric_T_Nelson@fws.gov

DAP LOOP TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.5 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Stairs
  • Loop trail passes through stabilized dunes
  • "Dap" means "spruce roots"- harvested by Wiyot for cultural uses



HOOKTON SLOUGH TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 3 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 0.6
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • Launch non-motorized boats
  • Fish, view salt marsh habitat and wildlife
    Spot a river otter!
  • Open daily, sunrise to sunset
  • 3 miles roundtrip


HOUT TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.32 Miles
  • Grade: Steep
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 5.5
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • "Hudt" means "surf fish" in Wiyot
  • Trail accesses beach where Wiyot used weighted nets for surf-fishing




KIMUK TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.47 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.6
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • "Kimuk" means "whale."
  • Watch for migrating gray whales from high dune




SHOREBIRD LOOP TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.7 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1.5
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • Passes seasonal freshwater wetlands
  • Leads to eastern edge of Hookton Slough
  • Wealth of species from season to season
  • Photoblind available by reservation only


TSOUTGISH TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.5 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • "Tsoutsgish" means "bird" in Wiyot language
  • Passes thru maritime forest, swamp, riparian, brackish and salt marsh
  • Overlooks tidal slough
  • Great birdwatching


VIQHUL TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.5 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • "Viqhul" means "salal berry," shrubs attractive to migrating neotropical birds





Last updated: October 28, 2010