Alternate Route to Rockview

Notes: Use this alternate route to visit Rockview whenever Bull Creek is impassable. If the seasonal footbridge over Bull Creek is installed or Bull Creek is low enough to wade across, use the 0.9 mi (1.4 km) shorter normal route to Rockview from the Big Trees Area parking lot instead.

Drive: Rockview is 197 mi (317 km) north of San Francisco near the community of Weott.

Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Weott, take exit 663 South Fork Honeydew and turn left onto California State Route 254 (Avenue of the Giants). Turn left under the bridge onto Bull Creek/Mattole Road.

Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Weott, take exit 663 South Fork Honeydew and turn right onto Bull Creek/Mattole Road.

Drive west 5.2 mi (8.4 km) on Bull Creek/Mattole Road to the bridge which crosses Bull Creek. 500 ft (152 m) past the bridge, near a small sign that reads Fire Lookout, turn left onto an unmarked road (also known as Grasshopper Road and Grasshopper Multi Use Trail). Drive south 250 ft (76 m) on the unmarked road and park in a pullout on the right. The unmarked Bull Creek Flats Trail South trailhead is on your left.

Hike: From the trailhead, hike east 1.0 mi (1.6 km) on Bull Creek Flats Trail South to an unmarked trail junction. Turn left at the trail junction and hike north 0.1 mi (0.2 km) on an unnamed trail to Rockview which stands near the trail on your right.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 1.1 mi (1.8 km) Ascent: 169 ft (52 m)
Time: 30 min Off-Trail: 90 ft (27 m) Descent: 230 ft (70 m)

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