Westridge-Henry Creek Loop Trail is a 15.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Davenport, CA that features a river. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Climb from the Pacific Ocean to the Mt. McAbee overlook at 1739ft.
Pretty good hike! Difficult yet not to bad for someone who can handle and narrow path that at times can be slippery, but not too bad during the summer time. Watch for poison oak!
The red-line trail loop shown on this map is dead wrong. Shown here is the Westridge-Henry Creek loop off of Skyline-to-the-Sea trail. McCrary Ridge is the first junction to the right (east), starting up Skyline-to-the Sea from Waddell Beach. You can loop back to Skyline via Howard King trail if you like or just go up and back down McCrary Ridge.
I love the trail sign at the bottom of McCrary Ridge Trail: "very steep, not for hikers. Horses only."
Giddy-up! It's a killer climb with beautiful views of the ocean breaking against the beach in the distance. Take plenty of water and sunscreen.. It breaks out of the redwoods partway up and continues across open chaparral to the top.