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    Hennessy Ridge Road

    Willow Creek, California

    Hennessy Ridge Road

    Hennessy Ridge Road Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "This narrow graded road starts on California 299 near the Six Rivers National Forest’s Gray Falls Campground on the Trinity River. The trail is easygoing, but a few rough spots make high-clearance preferable. Much of the trail is single vehicle width shelf road with ample passing places. It ends upstream on the Trinity River, at Burnt Ranch on California 299. The trees here are predominantly Douglas firs and bigleaf maples, which provide a nice display of golden color in the fall. The world’s largest tanoak is near the end of a spur. The massive tree measures more than 22 feet around its girth. The tree is marked by a small sign at the end of the spur trail. You can reach it by hiking about 100 yards or so along a steep path that can be slippery. Special Attractions: World’s largest tanoak tree; Views into the South Fork of the Trinity River Valley. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."

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    Trail Information

    Willow Creek
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    Backcountry Adventures: Northern California

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    11.7
    Distance
    Shuttle
    Trail Type
    Easy
    Difficulty
    1.25 hours
    Duration
    May to December
    Season
    900 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    3,500 feet
    Top Elevation
    Shasta-Trinity National Forest
    Local Contacts
    USGS Ironside Mountain, Hennessy Peak, Salyer, Hayfork
    Local Maps

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