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Mill Creek Horse Trail

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Length

6.9 Miles 11.1 Kilometers

88%

Runnable

Elevation

1,544' 471 m

Ascent

-721' -220 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

1,023' 312 m

High

181' 55 m

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A shared, horse and run trail past Howland Hill and Mill Creek.

Zander Göpfert

Overview

The Mill Creek Horse Trail (East Loop) is closed seasonally from October 15 - May 15 for salmon spawning. Please respect all signage and closures.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

A long route with tough, sustained climbs.

Description [Suggest Changes]

To access this trail, head to the marked trailhead off Bertsch Avenue at the west end of Howland Hill Road.

The trail starts by climbing up Howland Hill, fairly abruptly. As you continue up the ridge and gain more open views of Crescent City and Crescent Beach, look for evidence of past logging activities in this area.

From the top of Howland Hill, continue east as the trail slowly descends toward the north picnic area and ford, just under three miles from the start.

Here the trail bends to the right (south) with an option to cross Mill Creek onto the Mill Creek Horse Trail (East Loop), which is closed seasonally for salmon spawning. Please respect all signage and closures.

Continue south on this trail for another mile to the southern picnic area at just over four miles from the start. Here, the trail bends to the right again (west) and begins its sustained climb toward the Mill Creek Vista Picnic Area and the end of the trail near the Rellim Ridge Trail.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Red alder and redwood forest.

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