High Bluff Overlook

Calm, green ocean and forest covered coastline.
Miles of undeveloped coastline is seen from High Bluff Overlook.

NPS Photo / James Tiffany

Quick Facts
Coastal Drive. West of Klamath, CA
Less visitation, picnic tables and great views.
National Park

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Table, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Wheelchair Accessible

A fifteen minute driving detour off HWY 101 will take you to this sweeping view of rugged Californian coastlines, fog banks, crashing waves, and dramatic sunsets. 

The High Bluff Overlook is one of the most scenic overlooks in the park. It has picnic tables, grills, basic restrooms and an expansive view of the coastline to the south. An interpretive exhibit at the overlook talks about coastal geology. Eagles and peregrine falcons are often seen riding the air currents along these bluffs. In the autumn and spring, you will see gray whales passing by. 

From the parking lot, take the short trail to the north, down to a lower overlook for seldom seen views of the rocky cliffs to the north.

The High Bluff parking area is located on a paved spur road off the western side of the Coastal Loop Drive. The Coastal Loop Drive is accessed off HWY 101. To get to the Coastal Loop Drive, use the "Klamath Beach Road" exit just south of the Klamath River.

With care, vehicles of most size can get to this parking area. But if you have a recreational vehicle or are towing a trailer - you won't be able to complete the whole Coastal Loop Drive. The High Bluff parking area is the turn-around point for larger vehicles.


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Last updated: March 24, 2022