Little Bald Hills Trail #1E03
ElevationAscent: 1,777' 542 m
Descent: -2,138' -652 m
High: 1,946' 593 m
Low: 121' 37 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)
“A beautiful, fun trail through old growth redwoods.”— aaron livingston
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
There is a section a little less than a mile long where, for some reason, the forest service covered the trail with pea gravel. It's mostly packed, but can get a little loose in areas, especially in the few switchbacks, all of which are rideable.
Near the top, the trees thin out, the trail turns to mostly crushed serpentine rock, and there are some views of the Smith River valley. You can either turn around and head back down or continue on to the Paradise Trail. If you head back down the way you came, be mindful of hikers and equestrians, both of which are regulars on this trail. The downhill is super fast, flowy, and lots of fun.
Land Manager: California State Parks - North Coast Redwoods District