This easy, scenic hike through a variety of habitats links the towns of Benbow and Garberville via the South Fork of the Eel River. The first quarter of the route is a private road through brushy woodland with views up and down the river. The second quarter follows park fire roads through grassland. The second half is a forested trail. Most of the hike is in Benbow State Recreation Area.
Benbow State Recreation Area: email@example.com, 707-923-3238 (summer), 707-247-3318 (winter)