The Grizzly Camp to Horse Linto Creek section of the Horse Ridge Trail traverses a post-apocalyptic landscape, the product of a series of devastating wildfires. After a gradual one-mile climb through the most intensively burned stretch, the trail drops very gradually to the headwaters of Horse Linto Creek, crossing several small drainages along the way. The trail peters out beyond that but you can bushwhack up the last half mile to the saddle for a nice view north across the Soldier Creek canyon to Devil’s Backbone. As with any hike through a burn, be prepared to scramble over logs and push through encroaching brush.
Six Rivers National Forest Lower Trinity Ranger District: 530-629-2118