Mill Creek Horse Trail

HARD 10 reviews

Mill Creek Horse Trail is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Crescent City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

9.3 miles
1,879 feet



mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers


no dogs

Redwood National and State Parks 1111 Second Street Crescent City, CA 95531 By Phone 707-465-7335 By Fax 707-464-1812

3 days ago

Very easy first half and the hills kick in during the second half of the hike. Took me 5 hours at a leisurely to moderate pace with stops for snacks. There’s also cell reception.

2 months ago

It’s actually about 12 miles if you do the full loop. Beautiful. The creek is gorgeous. Entire path is trees and trees and trees. It doesn’t really have any killer view points. It did at one point but the trees have taken over, which is ok!

2 months ago

My GPS said this was 11 miles. I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Beautiful redwoods and ferns along the entire way, plus Mill creek is a nice spot for a break. Took us 3.5 hours to do it, never saw anyone on the trail just at the parking area. Will definitely do this one again.

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

way fun... lots of ups and downs

Friday, May 05, 2017

Did this hike again today and there was a crew that worked and cleaned up all the trees that were across the trail. Much better now especially for those on bikes or horses....

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Did the hike today as mapped with my 7 month old lab that is being trained as a service dog. The trail and area are very beautiful. There are a lot of redwoods but not near as much as some of the trails nearby. About mid way on the hike there is an option to do part along Mill Creek but it was closed due to the beginning of the salmon spawn. I'll do that option in the summer. There are several very long hills on the hike. A couple are close to a mile but not really that steep. This trail can be done from 2 different starting points. As mapped it's 10.3 miles. If you follow the 1st posters directions it's about the same but don't be tempted to drive up the road. The only reason I didn't rate this 5 stars is you hike on way too many old logging roads instead of single tracks. This will be a hike I repeat many times...

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Nice trail but the trailhead is not where the map indicates; go all the way up howland hill rd until you get to the stout grove gate. There's another gate to the east, you have to park there then walk 3/4 mile to the entrance.

Not a lot for large redwoods but very pretty open forested trails! Moderate, long (9 miles to the end and back) but a good diversion! :-)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Saturday, July 28, 2012