Lost Man Creek / Holter Ridge Trail Hiking

South of Klamath and north of Orick in the Redwood National Park, the 11.5 mile Lost Man Creek Trail (aka Holter Ridge Trail) is an old logging road switching back along th eastern boundary through 300 foot tall redwoods over 1000 years old. The hiking trail crosses a wide bridge that spans Lost Man Creek and offers glimpses of rock pools framed by lush streambanks. Along the route, you will also see five-fingered ferns, wild ginger, tanoaks and deer ferns.

To reach the hiking trailhead from the town of Orick, go north on US 101 for 3.5 miles. Turn right on Lost Man Creek Road and go about 1 mile to the trailhead.

From the trailhead, it is one mile to the first bridge, 3.8 miles to the second bridge, 11.5 miles to Bald Hills Road. All the distances are one-way. The first 2 miles are moderately difficult. Then there are steeper grades with switchbacks. If you are looking for the easiest route, shuttle to Bald Hills Road and descend back down over 1,900 feet of vertical.

Lost Man Creek in Redwood National Park (CA/US)

Lost Man Creek in Redwood National Park (CA/US)

Lost Man Creek in Redwood National Park (CA/US)

Lost Man Creek in Redwood National Park (CA/US)

Lost Man Creek / Holter Ridge Trail Hiking Map

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Local Contact(s):  Redwood National Park (707) 464-6101; California Tourism (916) 444-4429

Recommended Book:  "1,000 Best Hikes In California" from Tom Stienstra

Recommended Map:  "Redwood National Park" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Mill Creek Campground

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.nps.gov/redw/

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Date Updated:  7/30/2016

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