Horse Mountain Creek Trail

4.2 Miles
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Trail added on:
June 15, 2019
Updated on:
August 13, 2019


Dogs (leashed)

Water Source

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.

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140 '

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4.2 miles
Trail added
June 15, 2019
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August 13, 2019

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