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Westridge-Henry Creek Loop Trail

HARD 10 reviews

Westridge-Henry Creek Loop Trail is a 15 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Davenport, California that features a river. The trail is rated as difficult and offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

15.0 miles
3,074 feet


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


bird watching





wild flowers


no dogs

Climb from the Pacific Ocean to the Mt. McAbee overlook at 1739ft.

7 months ago

This is a strenuous hike. You should be well prepared with lots of water, food, basic first aid kit, hiking shoes, cap and sunscreen. First 8-9 miles are with the steepest climbs. The entire hike shown on map is more than 15 mile. It is almost 17 mile plus 0.6 mile from and to the parking spot on the beach. Better start early in the morning as it gets really hot with little shade near the top. Also do use a map as it is easy to go off course.

Monday, September 11, 2017

This is a HARD hike. We followed the track and went counter clockwise and it didn't disappoint. Pretty consistent climb for a solid 8 miles or so. Make sure you bring plenty of water and prepare for exposed trails as most of the ridge doesn't offer shade. We made a wrong turn somehow where the trail meets the creek but fortunately found the trail eventually. This is a good hike but very strenuous, make sure you're fully prepared for it!

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Just want to say there are no dogs allowed here. Tried to take mine this morning and was told no by the ranger. Beautiful area though, so I'll have to go back.

Monday, March 27, 2017

This is a bit challenge trail in one day. And the loop mark red line is exactly right. I just walked throng this trail yesterday. Its took me 9 hours. Great trail. I like it

Monday, June 13, 2016

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!

Friday, March 04, 2016

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.

26 days ago

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday, May 03, 2015