From the South trailhead, the trail enters the Drift Creek Wilderness after 1.6 miles as it descends through old growth Douglas-fir, hemlock and Sitka spruce toward Drift Creek . There is no bridge at the Drift Creek, and crossing can be difficult. The best time to cross is in late summer when water levels are down.
At a Glance
04/13/2015: Horse Creek South trailhead is open. Trail has been cleared to Drift Creek with recent tread repairs. Thank You, Scorpions Trail Crew for your volunteer efforts! Travel alert: Forest road 5200 will have intermittent week-day road closures between May 27 to Oct 1 for road maintenance. Use Risley Creek road 3446 to access Harris Ranch and Horse Creek South trailheads.