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 + Track + Photo + Review Kevin Phillips (170) over 1 year 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.