This hike utilizes trails constructed on BLM land over many years by a small band of local, self-proclaimed “guerrilla trail builders.” The BLM has not officially recognized these trails and all infrastructure and maintenance are the work of community members. You may find their tools on the trails; leave them there so they can be re-found easily or feel free to pick one up and do some work! Most trails are unnamed but many junctions are signed. The route is almost entirely forested but there are a few superb views of the surrounding hills and valleys and the south loop crosses some open ridgetop. Most of the area was logged in the 1950s and ‘60s but there is impressive old-growth Douglas-fir and tanoak near the end. The upper (first) Mill Creek crossing is problematic after heavy rain.
King Range National Conservation Area: 707-986-5400