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

Salmon River

 

CAMPING

Camping – Main Stem Salmon River

Camping – North Fork Salmon River

Camping – South Fork Salmon River

Bigfoot Trail

  1. Bigfoot Trail Alliance
  2. 360 miles through 32 conifer species in the Klamath Mountains
  3. 8 sections of the Trail:
    1. Yolla Bolly – Middle Eel Wilderness = 33.6 miles
    2. Trinity River Region = 65.2 miles
    3. Trinity Alps Wilderness = 57 miles
    4. Russian Wilderness = 14.3 miles
    5. Marble Mountain Wilderness = 60.9 miles
    6. Red Buttes Wilderness = 41.3 miles
    7. Siskiyou Wilderness = 43.8 miles
    8. Redwood Forest Region = 40.3 miles 
  4. List of conifers species on Bigfoot Trail

bigfoot-trail-route

Duck Lakes – Russian Wilderness

  • 4 miles to Big Duck Lake, 0.5 miles further to Little Duck Lake
  • 2+ Day Trip

Details:

  • Best season = June to October
  • Moderately strenuous hike
  • Great views to Mount Shasta, Salmon Mountains and Scott Valley
  • Duck Lake Special Interest Area/Botanical Area
    • Known as the Miracle Mile, 17 conifer species are present in the drainage
    • Relic species: Foxtail pine, Englemann spruce, subalpine and Pacific silver fir
  • Approximately 4 hour drive from Eureka, CA on Highway 299 to 3 near Callahan:
    • From Highway 3 between Callahan and Etna, CA
    • Turn west on French Creek Road for 6.7 miles
    • Right on 40N22 for 1 mile
    • Right on 41N14 for 1.3 miles to parking area
  • Hiking to Duck Lakes from Duck Lake Trailhead @ 4800 feet elevation:
    • 4 mile moderate hike from Duck Lake Trailhead to Big Duck Lake
      • Big Duck Lake = 26 acres @ 27 feet deep @ 6400 feet elevation
      • Eastern brook trout and rainbow trout
      • Largest lake in the Russian Wilderness
      •  0.5 mile difficult hike with 700 foot elevation gain to Little Duck LakeLittle Duck Lake = 5 acres @ 18 feet deep @ 6700 feet elevation
        • Eastern brook trout
  • Hiking to Horseshoe Lake:
    • 4 mile moderate hike from Duck Lake Trailhead to Horseshoe Lake
    • 1.5  mile moderate hike from Duck/Eaton Lakes Trail intersection
      • Horseshoe Lake = 6.1 acres @ 21 feet deep @ 6400 feet elevation
      • Eastern brook trout and rainbow trout
  • Hiking to Lipstick Lake:
    • 4 mile difficult hike from Duck Lake Trailhead to Horseshoe Lake
    • 3 mile moderate hike from Music Creek Trailhead to Horseshoe Lake
      • Horseshoe Lake = 1.25 acres @ 9 feet deep @ 6350 feet elevation
      • Eastern brook trout
  • Hiking to Eaton Lakes:
    • 4.5 mile difficult hike from Duck Lake Trailhead to Eaton Lake
    • Approximately 1 mile difficult hike from Duck/Eaton Lakes Trail intersection
      • Eaton Lake = 11 acres @ 27 feet deep @ 6600 feet elevation
      • Trail is steep and hard to follow, not recommended for stock
      • Private property
      • Rainbow trout

Links:

  • Driving Directions – About 4 hours from Eureka, CA via Highway 299 to 3
  • Alternative Scenic Route: Salmon River Road

Botanical Areas

  1. Bear Basin Butte – Six Rivers National Forest
  2. Bear Peak – Siskiyou Wilderness
  3. Broken Rib Botanical Area – Six Rivers National Forest
  4. China Mountain – Klamath National Forest
  5. Cook and Green Botanical Area – Klamath National Forest
  6. Cory Peak – Klamath National Forest
  7. Darlingtonia Trail – Smith River National Recreation Area
  8. Elk Hole – Klamath National Forest
  9. Gray Pine Botanical Area – Klamath National Forest
  10. Horse Creek – Klamath National Forest
  11. Indian Creek Brewer Spruce – Klamath National Forest
  12. Little Shasta Meadow – Klamath National Forest
  13. Mount Ashland Siskiyou Peak Botanical Area – Klamath National Forest (Oregon)
  14. Observation Peak Botanical Area – Klamath National Forest (Oregon)
  15. Poker Flat Botanical Area – Klamath National Forest/Siskiyou Wilderness
  16. Preston Peak – Siskiyou Wildenerness
  17. Red Mountain Botanical Area – Klamath National Forest (Oregon)
  18. Rhododendron Patch Botanical Area – Klamath National Forest
  19. Rock Fence Creek – Klamath National Forest
  20. Scott Mountain – Klamath National Forest
  21. Seiad Baker Cypress  – Klamath National Forest
  22. Sutcliff Creek – Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
  23. White Mountain – Klamath National Forest