Hike begins at Kings Mountain trailhead. Instead of heading straight up Kings Mountain trail however, we make a left onto Wilson River Trail. We follow this up about 1.8 miles to unmarked junction with Kings Junior trail. We follow Kings Junior trail steeply up to open area on rocky ridge crest. There are views south to the Moore and Ben Smith Creek drainages and a steep drop-off below. Burrow through Douglas-firs along the crest reaching a high point with no view, but there have been glimpses of the Kings Mountain summit and west ridge through the trees. At that point we head steeply down before heading back up and connecting back to Kings Mountain Trail. We will continue on the Kings Mountain trail to the summit. For our return we will follow the Kings Mountain trail back to the trailhead. Hike is about 5.8 miles with 2,700 feet elevation gain. We are meeting at Target but let me know if anyone wants me to pick them up at Sunset Transit on my way over there.
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