“The highlight of this trail is a visit to the huge old growth redwood tree
— Megan W
Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife
Mostly packed dirt, wide and smooth.
The Timberview Trail is a former logging road which provides a mostly gentle descent with views of the deep ravine on your left. After about 0.8 miles of travel, Timberview intersects with the Crosscut Trail
on the left. Crosscut Trail
can be used to avoid doing a steep up-and-down over a hump on Timberview.
Regardless of whether you use the Crosscut Trail
short cut or stay on Timberview, the descent continues as a hillside contour before arriving at an small open meadow area. On your left near here is a short trail to the Old Growth Redwood. This one tree made it through the logging era while the entire forest was clear cut!
Retrace your steps back out to the Timberview Trail and continue downhill. The remainder of the trail is mellow with the notable exception of an extremely steep section on Timberview between the Giant Salamander Trail
junction and the Gordon Mill Trail
junction. Note: bikes are allowed on the Timberview Trail.
Flora & Fauna
Horsetail- often found in shaded wet areas, this plant contains a silica like substance that protects it from insects and animals. It is an ancient plant variety used by settlers to clean utensils and by miners to test gold.