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Trail

4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 457' 139 m
Descent: -1,362' -415 m
High: 1,710' 521 m
Low: 369' 112 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by Miguel Vieira

Work your way up to a sunny ridge and then head down to the forested Waddell Creek.

Miguel Vieira

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Description

From Middle Ridge Road, climb slightly to Hihn Hammond Road. The singletrack, Howard King Trail, weaves around the unpaved Hihn Hammond Road for about a mile and a half before finally joining it for another half mile. The trail then leaves the road for a two-mile descent to the Skyline to the Sea Trail and Waddell Creek.

Flora & Fauna

You'll find all of Big Basin's ecosystems on this trail: old-growth redwood forests, pine forests, and chaparral.

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Dec 24, 2018
Shaheen Page
Aug 25, 2017
Bec Osborne
Jul 15, 2017
Niveditha Raveendran
May 29, 2017
Andreea Danielescu
5.5mi — 2h 16m
May 4, 2017
Andrew Ng
Apr 16, 2017
Arpana H

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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#735

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#6,916

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