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    Holter Ridge via Lost Man Trail


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    The Holter Ridge via Lost Man Trail is a popular mountain biking route in Redwood National Park—but it is open to hikers as well. Wander beneath the tree canopy of mixed conifers, and through the odd redwood stand. This trail makes for a great day hike.

    Route Description for Holter Ridge via Lost Man Trail

    Leading you through the enchanting forestlands adorned with streams and wildflowers, the Holter Ridge via Lost Man Trail boasts a scenic adventure. As you wander this shared route, it is important to keep an ear out for passers-by! Additionally, be wary of the tree routes and rocks that obstruct the path! As this trek is on the longer side and travels over uneven terrain, we encourage you to wear a sturdy pair of ankle bracing footwear! Lastly, you will be traveling deep into the wilderness, so be bear aware!

    Embark on your adventure along the Holter Ridge via Lost Man Trail from the trailhead off Bald Hills Road. From here, the Lost Man Trail will guide you northeast, gradually climbing up the undulating terrain. Enjoy the shade of the looming redwoods, and the path will soon begin to drop into the forestlands. The forest will be lush with ferns, wildflowers, and mushrooms giving the route a whimsical ambiance.

    Wandering along the border of the Redwoods National Park, you will ultimately reach your turnaround point when the Lost Man Trail diverts southwest deeper into the National Park. From here, turn around and retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Holter Ridge via Lost Man Trail Trailhead

    The Holter Ridge via Lost Man Trail is accessed via the Lost Man Trailhead off Bald Hills Road.

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      Older Children only

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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