Mill Ox Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pescadero, California that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Mill Ox Trail offers a nice wooded hike through redwoods and has nearby steams. it can be made into a loop option if desired. From the parking area, take the Six Bridges Trail to connect to the Mill Ox Trail.
LOVED this trail. Very steep in the beginning but it's over quickly and the rest is just gorgeous. Lots of redwoods, lots of ferns, lots of banana slugs!! Once you come out of the short jaunt on the mill ox TRAIL it spits you out onto the Butano fire road which you follow all the way up to sweeping views of the redwood forest and on a clear day you can see the ocean. It's quite spectacular. Follow the Jackson Flats Trail back down through the redwoods. It's very cool and serene, lots of moss and tiny babbling creeks. LOVED this hike and the woman at the front kiosk was very helpful and friendly. Parking was 10$ and well worth it. Wear some layers if it's an overcast day because the redwoods make for a chilly damp environment.