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A rolling, forested trail above the redwoods below.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Point to Point

1,242' 379 m

High

338' 103 m

Low

968' 295 m

Up

65' 20 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This trail connects the Armstrong Creek area to the Austin Creek area to the north. It starts out following a tiny creek that runs for most of the winter and spring, but quickly climbs to the ridge above. It's sometimes quite steep but passes through dense forest of bay laurel and Douglas fir, so it remains cool.

At a saddle, you have the option of taking the Pool Ridge Connector back down to the valley floor, or continuing on Austin Creek area to the north. The trail passes through some open area with wide views of the surrounding hills. From the end, you could connect to the East Ridge Trail to make a big loop back to the start.

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Shared By:

Nick Wilder

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Redwoods in fog.
May 31, 2016 near Guernev…, CA
The Colonel Armstrong Tree: 308 feet tall and 1400 years old!
May 31, 2016 near Guernev…, CA
Rare view from Pool Ridge Trail.
May 31, 2016 near Guernev…, CA
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Oct 16, 2022
Kristina Wolf
Jun 28, 2020
Marc Daniel
With Mila from the connector — 13h 45m
Aug 10, 2018
Andy B
May 7, 2018
Ian Fritz
Mar 29, 2018
Paton McClung
Oct 1, 2017
Vijay Velagapudi
Jun 12, 2017
Sam Mulkerin
May 27, 2017
Pradeep Bista
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