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Distance:
4.2 Miles / 6.8 km
Type:
One-Way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
2 hours, ~6 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
King Range National Conservation Area
Town:
Whitethorn, California
Directions:
40.094547, -124.063407
Added:
June 15, 2019
Updated:
February 22, 2024
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1,520 '

Total Change
140 '

Ascent
1,655 '

Descent

The Horse Mountain Creek Trail at King Range National Conservation Area in Whitehorn, California is a moderate 4.2-mile one-way trail that leads along the mountain ridges above Horse Mountain Creek and out to the California coast.

Elevation Loss / Gain: The trail heads down approximately 1,500-feet to the beach. If you plan to hike this trail out-and-back from 8.4-miles, be prepared to lose and gain a little bit over 1,500-feet for the entire hike.

Waterfalls: Waterfalls can be found cascading down the mountainside along the trail. If you carry a water filter, you can also filter the creek water to refill.

Parking: Parking can be found at the coordinates provided along King Peak Road.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on this trail and their waste must be carried out.

Water source: Along the trail are creeks that spill down the mountainside, which you can use for refilling your water bottle, if you use a water filter.

Explore 1 trail near Whitethorn, CA
  1. Parking

    40.094547, -124.063407
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.09453, -124.063214
  3. Waterfall

    40.081389, -124.076667
    Waterfall
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)
Snakes
Poison Ivy/Oak

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4.2 miles / 6.8 km
Trail added
June 15, 2019
Hiked on
June 12, 2019
Updated on
February 22, 2024

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