King Crest Trail For Mountain Biking

The 96th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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South of Eureka and Honeyew in the King Range National Conservation Area, the King Crest Trail is a 9.9 mile mountain bike route from Saddle Mountain Trailhead in the south to North Slide Peak Trailhead in the north. This is a challenging route with over 4,000 feet of climbing while passing through forest, burn areas and chaparral. There are nice vistas from several summits.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Eureka, head south on US101 to Garberville. Head west on Briceland-Thorn Road to Ettersburg Road. Turn north on Ettersburg Road to King Peak Road. Turn South on King Peak Road to Saddle Mountain Road. Turn right heading north on Saddle Mountain Road and park at the trailhead.

Overall, King Crest Trail is the 96th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby King Crest Trail including Carter Meadows, Forks Blue-Ridge-Sawyers Bar Loop, Gunsight Peak Loop Trail, Bushwacker, Whitefish Divide / Blue Sky Loop and Lake Oroville State Recreation AreaHumboldt Redwoods State Park.

King Crest Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  King Range National Conservation Area (707) 986-5400; California Tourism (916) 444-4429

Recommended Map:  "Sequoia-Kings Canyon Trail Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  40.13225, -124.09084

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/21/2016

ID:  14634

King Crest Trail Mountain Biking Map


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