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Harrington Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.5 mile 7.2 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 730' 222 m
Descent: -693' -211 m
High: 1,102' 336 m
Low: 534' 163 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by Haroon Muhammad

Harrington Creek Trail is an easy and lightly trafficked trail.

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Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No pets and no bicycles are permitted on this trail.

Runner Notes

This is a good trail for runners. It is wide enough to allow runners to easily pass each other. The only challenge will be to avoid a few cowpies along the way.

Description

Harrington Creek Trail is one of the trails in La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve. The public access of this trail is from Sears Ranch Road. The northern portion of the La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve is also open, but requires a permit in advance.

The trail is wide and well marked. About 3.2 miles from the parking area, there is a junction, where the Harrington Creek Trail continues slightly left and the Folger Ranch Loop Trail goes slightly right.

There are several areas for cattle grazing, some are separated by cattle gates and others are not. A large number of cows on the trail can make it difficult to cross.

This trail is probably good to visit in winter and spring when the grass pastures are green and wildflowers are blossoming. In summer, it is recommended to start early to avoid heat as there is little shade on the trail.

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Harrington Creek Trail
Mar 20, 2019 near La Honda, CA
Grassy hills in La Honda Open Space Preserve
Mar 20, 2019 near La Honda, CA
Abundant wildflowers along the trail
Mar 20, 2019 near La Honda, CA

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