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Wedding Rock

Patrick's Point State Park

Humboldt, California

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  • Daisies grow in abundance around here.- Wedding Rock
  • A woman explores Wedding Rock.- Wedding Rock
  • A beautiful wildflower found along the trail.- Wedding Rock
  • A great location for rock climbing can be found on the side of wedding rock.- Wedding Rock
  • Sun rises over the tree line illuminating the trail.- Wedding Rock
  • Another trail winds down to the coast side.- Wedding Rock
  • A couple of sets of stone stairs take visitors to the viewing area.- Wedding Rock
  • The vast Pacific Ocean stretched seemingly toward infinity.- Wedding Rock
  • Looking south from the top of Wedding Rock toward Patrick's Point.- Wedding Rock
  • To the north stretches Big Lagoon County Beach into the distance.- Wedding Rock
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Pros: 
Great views. Short hike.
Cons: 
No shade.
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Region:
Humboldt, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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To most people, Wedding Rock is simply a massive rock sitting on the edge of the vast Pacific Ocean and an awesome viewpoint. From the top of this rock you can look along the rugged coast of Patrick's Point State Park and even see Big Lagoon County Beach and Agate Beach in the distance. To others, however, this location holds a special place in their heart, for it is where they first committed their life to another person over the sound of crashing waves. Ever since the first caretaker of the park was married here, hundreds of couples have come to do the same. Upon climbing the few steps up to the rock, visitors will notice the sturdy rock walls and floors that provide the perfect place for a quaint wedding. The more adventurous individuals sometimes scale the rock to stand on the very top, gaining a 360-degree view of their surroundings. If you choose to seek out this special view, be sure to remain on the rock and not damage nearby plants by stepping on them. 

As visitors walk down the short path to the rock, take a glance to the left. Here a steep face rises from the rocky shore up the side of Wedding Rock. Seasoned rock climbers can sometimes be seen tackling this rock face while the ocean waves crash nearby and the spray cools their bodies. Coastal access can also be found nearby by following the Wedding Rock Coastal Access adventure.

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