“An undulating trail through the dense forest south of Hwy 199 to/from the Smith River.”
— Zander Göpfert
Wildflowers · Wildlife
Access this trail from the marked trailhead off the south side of Hwy 199 on the west side of the 199 Bridge or near the Hatton Loop Trail
further west along Hwy 199.
Begin the trail (from the west end) with a good climb up the ridge. Continue east along the contours of the ridge through a serene redwood forest before dropping toward the river past a junction with the Lohse Grove
trail and the Hiouchi Trail
Though this trail is just south of Hwy 199, the forest all but extinguishes any sounds from the road. Look for small breaks in the coniferous canopy where wildflowers take full advantage.