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Hiking & Walking: California > Mendocino National Forest > Upper Lake Ranger District

Quick Facts

Benmore Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 1,800 Feet (561.1 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 400 Feet (124.7 Meters)
Length, One-way: 6 Miles (10.0 Kilometers)




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General Description

Benmore Trail is a 6 mile, moderately difficult trail that begins at an elevation of 1,800 feet. The trailhead is located in the Pine Mountain area at the junction of Benmore Creek and Eel River adjacent to Road #20N01. The trail starts in a Douglas fir, oak timber stand at the Pine Mountain Trailhead and passes through Montgomery Glade with good views of Hull Mountain. The trail crosses Benmore Creek twice and passes through a meadow before changing to madrone and manzanita in the lower elevations near the Eel River. Horseback riding and backpacking permitted.

Directions from Ukiah: Travel 6 miles north on US Hwy. #101, turn right (east) onto California Hwy#20 and travel for 5 miles. Turn onto County Road #240 and travel 23 miles northeast to the junction of Benmore Creek and Eel River. This is where the trailhead is.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Backpacking is available on this trail.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Benmore Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding This trail is available for horseback riding.
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Oak, Fir, Madrone, Manzanita
Yes
ICON Rivers & Streams Benmore Creek, Eel River
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Hull Mountain
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Upper Lake Ranger District
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Upper Lake Ranger District, 10025 Elk Mountain Road , Upper Lake, CA, 95485, Phone: 707-275-2361, TTY: 707-275-9524

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