DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

forest

river

no dogs

camping
3 months ago

Backpacked this on 5/5-5/6, the trail was closed at that time so we took the long way to Elam Camp, we did the Orick Horsetrail which was 8 mile in 8 miles out, the trail was super gorgeous surrounded by some of the tallest trees in the world! Definitely a bucket list for backpacking. I would love to do this trail every chance i get. Only reason why i gave it a 4 instead of a 5, was that redwood was closed so we had to hike alot of extra miles, that being said i still would do this trip again! Stop by snack shack and get a elk burger after.