Day Hiking Adventures

Redwood National Park

  1. Damnation Creek – Redwood National Park
  2. James Irving Trail
  3. California Coastal Trail

Six Rivers National Forest

  1. Fish Lake – Six Rivers
  2. Horse Ridge National Recreation Trail
  3. Lacks Creek Mountain Biking
  4. Salmon Summit
  5. Skull Camp Trail
  6. Dan East Trail
  7. Grouse Creek Tractor Way
  8. Mad River Trail

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

  1. Bull Creek Flats
  2. Grasshopper Peak Lookout

Trinity Alps Wilderness

  1. Lake Eleanor

Russian Wilderness

  1. Statute Lake
  2. Bingham Lake

MultiDay Hiking Adventures

King Range Wilderness:

Marble Mountain Wilderness:

Russian Wilderness:

  • Northwestern Russians: Taylor, Hogan, Big Blue, Albers, Paynes Lakes Loop
  • Eastern Russians: Duck, Eaton, Horseshoe Lakes
  • Pacific Crest Trail – Russian Wilderness
  • Southern Russians: Russian, Waterdog, Siphon, Bingham Lakes

Siskiyou Wilderness:

  • Raspberry Lake and Preston Peak
  • Clear Creek National Recreation Trail and Wilderness Falls
  • South Kelsey Trail and Bear Lakes

Trinity Alps Wilderness:

Marble Mountain PCT Adventure

  • Lovers Camp TH – Marble Valley – PCT – Shackleford TH= 14.2 miles
    • Marble Valley Guard Station / Canyon Creek Trail – 5,890 ft
      • Canyon Creek Trail 5532 from Lovers Camp Trailhead = 3.8 miles
    • Little Marble Valley @ 0.6 miles
    • Haypress Trail @ 1.0 miles – 6,230 ft
    • Sky High Lakes Trail @ 1.5 miles
    • Shadow Lake Trail @ 2.2 miles
      • Shadow Lake = 0.3 miles
    • Shadow Lake Trail x2 @ 2.9 miles – 6,500 ft
    • Red Rock Valley Trail @ 3.2 miles – 6,370 ft
      • Red Rock Valley Trail 5538 to Lovers Camp Trailhead = 4.8 miles
        • Red Rock Trail to Deep Lake Trail Junction = 1.9 miles
        • Deep Lake Junction to Canyon Creek Trail = 2.3 miles
        • Red Rock Valley Trail junction with Canyon Creek Trail to Lovers Camp Trailhead = 0.6 miles
    • Cold Springs Trail @ 3.6 miles
    • Shackleford Trail @ 5.1 miles
      • Shackleford Trail = 5.3 miles
        • Summit Lake @ 0.7 miles
        • Little Elk Pass Trail @ 1.1 miles
        • Campbell Lake Trail @ 2.3 miles
        • Back Meadows Trail @ 2.7 miles
        • Campbell Cutoff Trail @ 3.2 miles
        • Shackleford Trailhead @ 5.3 miles
  • Or keep going down the PCT to Shelly Fork Trailhead =16.7 miles
    • Kidder Creek Trail saddle / PCT @ ~8.5 miles
    • Marten Lake @ 9.8 miles
    • PCT / Right Hand Fork Trail 5401 / Shelly Fork Trail @ 12.9 miles from LCTH
      • PCT to Shelly Fork Trailhead = 2.1 miles
  • Add on Maneaten Lake = ~ 1 mile
    • Kidder Creek Trail saddle / PCT @ ~8.5 miles from LCTH
    • Maneaten Lake @ ~1/2 mile Crosscountry below west side of saddle
  • Add on Wooley, Heather, Blueberry, Osprey, Milne, and Kleaver = ~10+ miles
    • PCT / Right Hand Fork Trail 5401 / Shelly Fork Trail @ 12.9 miles from LCTH
    • Right Hand Fork / Bug Gulch Trail Junction @ 2.5 miles
    • Cabin Gulch Trail @ 2.8 miles
      • Cabin Gulch Lake = 1.6 miles (3.2 roundtrip)
    • Grants Meadows @ ~ 4 miles
    • Cross-Country to Heather Lake saddle above Wooley Lake
      • View down to Blueberry Lake
    • Cross over northern ridge to Milne Lake
      • View down to Kleaver Lake, Climb up to Osprey Lake

Marble Mountain PCT

  • Marble Mountain Wilderness
  • Marble Mountain PCT Adventure
  • Seiad Valley Trailhead to Etna Summit Trailhead = 55.8 miles
    • Seiad Valley Trailhead to Grider Creek Campground @ 6.5 miles
    • Grider Creek Trail at Road 46N72 @ 14.1 miles
    • Buckhorn Spring @ 20.8 miles
    • Bear Lake – Turk Lake Trails @ 24.8 miles
    • Paradise Lake @ 26.4 miles
    • Marble Valley Guard Station / Canyon Creek Trail @ 31.7 miles
    • Red Rock Valley Trail / Cold Spring Trail @ 35.0 miles
    • Older PCT route to Kidder Lake Trail @ 40.2 miles
    • Shelly Fork Trail / Shelly Meadows Trail @ 44.6 miles
    • Etna Summit @ 55.8 miles

Mt Eddy PCT

  • Scott Mountain Summit to Trinity Divide = 37.3 miles
    • Masterson Meadow Saddle @ 4.4 miles
    • Bull Lake Saddle @ 12.3 miles
    • Parks Creek Road 42N17 @ 20.7 miles
    • Upper Deadfall Lake @ 24 miles
    • Porcupine Lake spur trail @ 29.4 miles
    • Road 40N30 @ 35 miles
    • Trinity Divide @ 37.3 miles

Mt Eddy PCT Highlights

  • Parks Creek Trailhead to Seven Lakes Basin Spur Trail = 16.5 milesParks Creek Trailhead to PCT/Parks Creek Junction @ 2.8 miles – 6,860 ft
      • Note: Lower Deadfall Spur Trail to PCT junction = 1.5 miles
    • PCT/Parks Creek Junction to Upper Deadfall Lake @ 3.0 miles – 7,220 ft
    • Sisson Trail 6W06 saddle @ 5.2 miles – 7,410 ft
    • Toad Lake Trail @ 8 miles – 7,310 ft
    • Porcupine Spur Trail @ 8.3 miles – 7,160 ft
      • Porcupine Lake = 0.2 miles
    • Gumboot Trail @ 13.7 miles – 6,510 ft
      • Gumboot Lake = 0.7 miles
    • Upper Seven Lakes Basin Spur Trail @ 15.9 miles
      • Seven Lakes Basin Spur Trail 6W12 to Laken Helen = 0.6 miles

Bear Lakes – Siskiyou Wilderness

Bear Lakes are a moderate 3.15 miles to Bear Lake from the Elbow Springs Trailhead in Siskiyou Wilderness. The primary lake lies at an elevation of 4,850 feet with a small pond above it, while the harder-to-reach Lower Bear Lake is a steep cross-country scramble drop to 4,300 feet. The Bear Lake Trail doesn’t appear to have a number or official name, but is located off the Kelsey Creek National Recreation Trail #4204 near Clear Creek on Highway 96 in Northern California.

Oregonnator.com appears to have a recent photo of the burn and lakes, and a good description of Bear Lakes and vicinity:

USFS – Siskiyou Wilderness

Bear Lakes – Zach’s Adventures Article

Bear Lakes – Oregonnator Blog Post

  • 2.85 miles one-way, 1.5 hours hiking time