Overview James Irvine Trail is a 8.8 mile out and back trail located near Orick, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Reviews Photos Tracks Kent Bodensteiner (192) 16 days ago N/A: 12 Completed 2 Reviews Outstanding. Do not miss. Katy Cashman (1285) 5 months ago N/A: 36 Completed 27 Reviews Got up early and took the James Irvine Trail from the ranger station about half way to the coast and cut back along the Miner's Ridge Trail. It was a beautiful morning with hardly anyone on the trail so we could really take in the fullness of the forest. For the part we traveled it was not too strenuous, and it was a bit more than 6 miles out and back. Great hike, all in all. Kevin Phillips (197) over 2 years ago N/A: 3 Completed 2 Reviews The James Irvine Trail is a beautiful redwood hike. We took the Miner's Ridge trail out to the beach, hiked north along the beach for a mile or so, hiked through Fern Canyon and then back along the James Irvine Trail. We didn't see a ton of wildlife but the redwoods were amazing. The elevation change wasn't bad at all and the total distance was in the neighborhood of 11.5 miles.