I don't know why they call this The Channels? Odd name. But I was very surprised to say the least. Some one told us about this place, so we thought we would check it out. The trail head started in a pretty remote area. There is no visitors building or any other thing like most theme parks, and no fee, I loved that also. We found the small pull off parking area, and we had some reservations about leaving our vehicle out in the booneys like that, plus we questioned if this was the proper trail head. According to my trail map app, we were at the right spot. The trail followed a lightly gravel forest road for maybe half a mile, and then the trail road cut off it and then it was an old fire tower road that has deteriorated over decades of years from misuse.typical trail. There was an old fire tower built on these rocks. The sign was barely noticeable amongst all the laurel and rhododendron. It was like we were decending into an area where only trolls would live. There was some very old laurel growing down here. I hope you enjoyed this.