Del Norte County, California

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Top Backpacking Spots in and near Del Norte County

  • Crescent City, California

    Camp at Nickel Creek

    4.0
    5 mi / 300 ft gain
    First, check in at the Crescent City Ranger Information Center in Crescent City to pick up your free backcountry permit and get permission to park your car at the Crescent City Beach Education Center off of Enderts Beach Road. This is the safest place to park at due to numerous car break-ins at t...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Devil's Punchbowl, Six Rivers National Forest

    4.0
    8.33 mi / 1660 ft gain
    Located in extreme Northern California, the Siskiyou Mountains are the largest sub-range of the Klamath Mountain range and among the most rugged. The Siskiyou Wilderness, designated in 1984, encompasses three national forests: Siskiyou, Klamath and Six Rivers for a total of 182,802 acres. Because...
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  • Del Norte County, California

    Backpack to Raspberry Lake

    1.0
    12 mi / 1800 ft gain
    If you wish to experience the beauty of the Siskiyou Wilderness and avoid the crowds associated with The Devil’s Punchbowl, then consider a visit to Raspberry Lake. Beginning at the Young’s Valley Trailhead (Coordinates: 41.889919, -123.654755), this hike is a great option for those seeking wide...
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  • Orick, California

    Prairie Creek Redwoods Loop

    5.0
    19.42 mi / 2799 ft gain
    This is the itinerary for our 3 day backpacking trip at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in early May. The original plan was to backpack Redwood Creek Trail in Redwood National Park.  A couple issues stopped us from doing that: The water level was too high in May and multiple Park Rangers warne...
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  • Humboldt County, California

    Hike to Tall Trees Grove, Redwood NP

    5.0
    3.9 mi / 690 ft gain
    NOTE: You need a permit, albeit free, to do this hike.First, you'll need to go to the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center just off Highway 101 south of Orick, CA. Once there, write down your license plate number and go up to the counter and ask one of the rangers for a permit for Tall Trees Access Ro...
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  • Orick, California

    Tall Trees Grove, Redwood Creek, Emerald Ridge Loop

    4.4
    4.41 mi / 1043 ft gain
    Day 1: Check with the Rangers station before heading up for best camping opportunities. Assuming you've checked with the rangers for approval...if there are openings, off of the main road, there are side streets with access to the beaches. Pull into one of these areas and drive down as far as you...
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  • Fort Jones, California

    Sky High Lakes in the Marble Mountains

    5.0
    11.88 mi / 2070 ft gain
    The Marble Mountains are part of the Klamaths, a biologically and geologically diverse range of peaks and ridges often overshadowed by its western neighbors in the Cascades. The Marble Rim is the signature feature of this subrange, a white wall of rock that glimmers in the sun. The nearby Sky Hig...
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