King Peak Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Garberville, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Redway or Garberville, CA: Take the Garberville or Redway exit from US 101 following signs toward Shelter Cove and the King Range NCA. Once in Redway, take Shelter Cove Road 22.5 miles to King Peak (Horse Mt.) Road. Follow this to King Range Road, take a left here. The trailheads on the left and is marked by a sign. Note: Be careful along the long drive from US 101, often on narrow, winding, steep paved roads. The drive is not recommended for motor homes or vehicles with long trailers.
This trail is awesome! It climbs up to breath taking 360 degree views over looking the Lost Coast Redwoods and the wild Pacific Ocean.
Hiked this trail as part of a longer Lost Coast trip in the King Range wilderness area. It's a strenuous climb, especially with a full pack, but the ocean and mountain vistas are worth it. It was very cold and windy at the peak even though the weather going up most of the ridge was very pleasant.