East of Crescent City in the Redwood National Park, the Little Bald Hills trail is a steep, challenging mountain bike route through mixed confiers and open prairies. The five mile route (inside the park) is steep at times. It connects with the Paradise Trail in the National Forest for another 5 miles of riding.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Crescent City, head east up Howland Hill Road for 7.5 miles. The trail starts out in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.
The trail starts with an 1,800 foot vertical climb through old growth forest. Next, it runs through a conifer forest along prairie.
Overall, Little Bald Hills Trail is the 117th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California.