A rugged 6 mile hike. Some creeks at the beginning/end, but then up and back down a BIG hill. Dirt trails,, maybe some junk to crawl over on the trail. Not too rocky, but very isolate. Not super exciting, but a good little workout near Eureka.
Those who hike with me know that my pace is slower than other meetup groups and we stop as often as necessary to water the dogs and tighten up the group.
This is a Conservation Area. These are usually more rugged than some of our other trails. We only go here when the ticks/bugs are gone. You will be tired when we're done. A pretty good hike for newbies who want to "get their paws dirty".
• RATED MODERATE
• 6 miles, allow 3 hours
• Muddy if it rains
• No bikers on trails
• Hiking boots recommended
• Bring water for your dog & yourself
• No bathrooms, stop in Eureka if needed. There will be trees.
• Might be some managed deer hunts (bow hunters, not guns)
Your GPS should work here. Take Hwy 44 to Hwy 109 (Eureka) south/left. 109 will "T" into Hwy FF. Turn right on FF, go about 3 miles to parking lot on left. There is a sign on FF before you get to the parking lot, but it sneaks up on you. If you get to John McKeever Road, you've gone too far.