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The Best Backpacking in Forks of Salmon

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Top backpacking spots in and near Forks of Salmon

  • Sawyers Bar, California

    Hancock Lake from Sawyers Bar

    19.53 mi / 6332 ft gain
    Hancock Lake from Sawyers Bar is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Fawnskin, California.
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  • Etna, California

    Mule Bridge Trail

    22.6 mi / 4068 ft gain
    Mule Bridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Etna, California.
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  • Etna, California

    Deacon Lee Trail

    6.72 mi / 1106 ft gain
    Deacon Lee Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Forks of Salmon, California.
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  • Forks of Salmon, California

    Backpack to Grizzly Lake

    4.4
    14 mi
    Grizzly Lake is in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. The lake is know for its brilliant waterfall flowing from the lake's surface straight off the side of a cliff and roughly 600 feet down to the meadow below. Grizzly lake is located in some of America's most amazing and remote alpine wilderness, incl...
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  • Forks of Salmon, California

    Grizzly Creek to Pfeifer Flat

    14.4 mi / 4288 ft gain
    Grizzly Creek to Pfeifer Flat is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Forks of Salmon, California.
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  • Big Bar, California

    East Fork New River Loop

    16.93 mi / 5377 ft gain
    East Fork New River Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Big Bar, California.
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  • Etna, California

    Paynes Lake via Pacific Crest Trail

    11.29 mi / 2283 ft gain
    Paynes Lake via Pacific Crest Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Etna, California.
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  • Etna, California

    Hike to the Etna Mountain Summit

    6 mi / 800 ft gain
    To start off, you're going to want to navigate to the Etna Summit Trailhead (5956 ft). There's a small parking lot off to the side and we did not need any passes for our overnight trip. Since the summit isn't the main destination for many people in this area, you'll want to follow the Pacific Cre...
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  • Etna, California

    Little Duck and Big Duck Lake

    8.78 mi / 2339 ft gain
    Little Duck and Big Duck Lake is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Callahan, California.
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  • Forks of Salmon, California

    Hike to the Caribou Lakes, Shasta-Trinity Alps

    4.0
    16 mi / 3000 ft gain
    Hike through the most majestic and unforgettable mountain ranges, alpine terrains, glacier lakes outside of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California. Yes, it's a long drive there and a lengthy hike, but if you have any doubts about whether this is worth the effort, just go! I struggled with the s...
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  • Forks of Salmon, California

    Bullards Basin - Sunrise Creek Loop

    12.53 mi / 4685 ft gain
    Bullards Basin - Sunrise Creek Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Forks of Salmon, California.
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  • Forks of Salmon, California

    Tri-Forest Peak-Deer Creek Loop Trail

    21.5 mi / 6401 ft gain
    Tri-Forest Peak-Deer Creek Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Forks of Salmon, California.
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  • Forks of Salmon, California

    Caribou Lakes Trail

    19.54 mi / 4560 ft gain
    Caribou Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Forks of Salmon, California.
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  • Big Bar, California

    Rattlesnake Creek to Papoose Lake

    23.2 mi / 5793 ft gain
    Rattlesnake Creek to Papoose Lake is an out and back trail that takes you by a river located near Weaverville, California
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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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  • Fort Jones, California

    Spirit Lake

    20.91 mi / 6476 ft gain
    Spirit Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Somes Bar, California.
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