Hiking The Little Bald Hills Trail

The 84th most popular hiking trail in California.

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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 84th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Little Bald Hills Trail including Lost Man Creek / Holter Ridge Trail, Coastal Trail, Damnation Creek Trail, Mill Creek Trail and James Irvine Trail.

Redwood National Park (CA/US)

Redwood National Park (CA/US)

Redwood National Park (CA/US)

Redwood National Park (CA/US)


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

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes In Northern California" from John Soares

Recommended Map:  "Redwood National Park" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Mill Creek Campground; Little Bald Hills Camp

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/redw/

GPS:  41.788604, -124.073492

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/1/2016

ID:  21112


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