East of Crescent City in the Redwood National Park, the Little Bald Hills trail is a steep, challenging hiking 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 treking.
To reach the hiking 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 85th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California.