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Duck into the redwood forest off Howland Hill Road on this trail that winds around Mill Creek.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

366' 111 m

High

169' 52 m

Low

275' 84 m

Up

84' 26 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

135%

Max Grade (53°)

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Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly A short and flat jaunt to Mill Creek with easy access off Howland Hill Road.

Description

This moderate trail features exemplary scenes of primeval redwood forest while illustrating how the plant life changes as you get closer to Mill Creek. The relationship between the forest and creek is clear, and in a number of spots you can see where big redwoods have fallen over and now contribute to habitats for young fish in the creek.

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Zander Göpfert

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The Nickerson Ranch Trail traverses beautiful, verdant forests.
May 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
The Nickerson Ranch Trailhead on Howland Hill Road is marked by this sturdy sign.
May 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA

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Sep 25, 2023
Cm Schnet
raining. trail clear.
May 25, 2019
Erin O'Brien
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https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2017/08/nickerson-ranch.html
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