Tractor Trail climbs through the redwood forest, from Hihn's Mill Road
to Ridge Trail
on a high ridge. It is typically used as part of longer runs and to access the sections of Flow Trail
, which it crosses several times. To get to Tractor Trail from the Highland Way parking area, take Hihn's Mill Road
for just over 3.7 miles. Tractor Trail is on the left at a well-marked trail junction.
Tractor Trail climbs steadily at a moderate grade, through the redwoods, from start to finish. The forest is dense, so there are not many opportunites for views, however the sunlight beams through the trees and it is a very pretty forest. The trail is wide and smooth for its first 1.25 miles. The Flow Trail
is crossed three times, at the 0.3, 0.5, and 0.7 mile marks. Then on the left at the 0.85 mile mark is Logging Spur - Tractor/Flow Trail Connector
that can take one to two more Flow Trail
crossings. Flow Trail
is popular with mountain bikers coming downhill, so watch carefully to avoid getting run over.
Around the 1.25 mile mark, Tractor Trail becomes a narrower singletrack trail for its final climb to the high ridge where it ends at a trail junction with Ridge Trail
. This trail junction is at the 2.5 mile mark along Ridge Trail
Redwwods and other forest vegetation.