The Williford – Williams Grove hike offers a nice variety of terrain and habitat as it traverses mixed-evergreen, redwood, and riparian forests and two day-use areas. It includes some redwood forest burned in the 2003 Canoe Fire; the trail was just reopened in 2015. It begins with a steep climb up the Williford Multi-Use Trail past an old ranch, follows a transmission line, and drops even more steeply back down to the Eel River. The return leg follows the river on the other side of the valley. There are two crossings of the river on seasonal bridges and a stream ford in between that, judging from its appearance, could be impassable in winter.
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