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Tractor Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 940' 287 m
Descent: -8' -2 m
High: 1,814' 553 m
Low: 882' 269 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Joan Pendleton

This wide trail climbs through redwoods to a high forested ridge.

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Tractor Trail is closed after passing Logging Spur - Tractor/Flow Trail Connector, as of February 2018.

Description

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.

Flora & Fauna

Redwwods and other forest vegetation.

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The redwood forest along Tractor Trail
Feb 7, 2018 near Day Valley, CA
A giant old growth redwood along Tractor Trail
Feb 7, 2018 near Day Valley, CA
The thick sunlit forest along Flow Trail
Feb 7, 2018 near Day Valley, CA

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