Buck Creek Trail
A few fallen trees and brushy in some sections.
Chemise Mountain trails
(including Hidden Valley trailhead, Chinquapin Loop and
southern section of Lost Coast Trail)
The hike up to Chemise Mtn from Sinkyone Wilderness State Park is arduous.
Cooskie Creek Trail
(including Cooskie Spur)
New signs have been installed along the trail but there is no defined trail in some sections. Be sure to look for signs and use a map. Some sections need brushing. Watch for poison oak and ticks. The Cooskie Creek crossing—6.5 miles south of the junction with Lost Coast Trail—may be difficult or impossible to pass.
Horse Mountain Creek Trail
King Crest Trail
(Saddle Mountain to King Peak)
A few fallen trees.
King Crest Trail
(King Peak to North Slide Peak
and loop to Maple Camp)
One of fallen tree near the Lightning Trail junction is on a steep slope and is difficult to pass with a backpack.
Kinsey Ridge Trail
This trail is well-used and maintained. The gate at the top is impassable to stock. Kinsey Ridge Trailhead is closed for the season and will reopen April 1, 2013 pending weather conditions.
Lost Coast Trail (northern)
If there has been recent rainfall, please do not attempt to cross creeks that are above knee high. Refer to picture below.
There is one tree in the southern half of the trail that is very close to the King Crest Trail junction and is difficult to pass. Northslide Trailhead is closed for the season and will reopen April 1, 2013 pending weather conditions.
Rattlesnake Ridge Trail
A few fallen trees. There are four creek crossings between Big Flat and the switchbacks. May be impassable after a storm.
Spanish Ridge Trail
This route primarily follows decommissioned roads. The grass is high. You will need good route-finding skills, particularly near the top. Spanish Ridge Trailhead is closed for the season and will reopen April 1, 2013 pending weather conditions.
Upland Backcountry Camps
& Water Sources
(Maple Camp, Miller Camp,
Bear Hollow Camp, Nick’s Camp)
There are reliable water sources at all backcountry camps. Bonus Spring is flowing along Miller Loop. Telegraph Spring is flowing along Smith-Etter Road. Pinnacle Spring has not been visited. All streams have reliable, flowing fresh water at their mouths at the ocean. All water in the backcountry should be treated with iodine, chlorine, boiling or filtration.