King Crest Horse Trail

The 51st most popular equestrian 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 horseback riding 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 horseback riding 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 Horse Trail is the 51st most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby King Crest Horse Trail including Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Horse Ridge Trail, Forks Of Blue Creek Trail, Orleans Mountain Trail, Somes Mountain Trail and Shackleford Creek Trail.

King Crest Horse Trail Horseback Riding 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:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  7/8/2016

ID:  14636

King Crest Horse Trail Horseback Riding Map


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