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.