Spanish Ridge Trail
Spanish Ridge Trail – King Range National Conservation
Location: King Range National Conservation Area, Humboldt County, CA
Difficulty: Moderate – Difficult
Features: Hiking trails, bird watching, dogs allowed, horseback riding, incredible scenery, bike friendly
A steep trail that provides access to the Lost Coast Trail, the Spanish Ridge Trail is located in the King Range National Conservation where it can be combined with the Kinsey Ridge Trail to form a 13 mile loop. The trail can be accessed by the Telegraph Ridge Road.
The King Rang National Conservation Area is located north of San Francisco and south of Eureka. The area is known for its breathtaking view of the land and sea, and the King Peak.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Stay hydrated
You sweat about half to one quart of fluid for every hour you walk in the heat – and around 3 quarts if you walk uphill. Thus it is important to stay hydrated.
Even better if you bring a hydration pack to maintain hydration.
2) Wear appropriate footwear
Whether it may be a short hike or a long trek, it is best that you wear appropriate footwear. Trail shoes are best for short hikes while hiking boots are best for technical terrain.
3) Stay fueled
Bring food with you that will give you energy – energy bar, trail mix, beef jerky, and high sugar snacks.