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The Best Backpacking in Fort Jones

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Top backpacking spots in and near Fort Jones

  • 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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  • Fort Jones, California

    Sky High Lakes and Marble Mountain Rim

    12.53 mi / 2106 ft gain
    Sky High Lakes and Marble Mountain Rim is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Somes Bar, California.
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  • Fort Jones, California

    Lover's Camp to Sky High and Shadow Lakes

    16.6 mi / 3570 ft gain
    Lover's Camp to Sky High and Shadow Lakes is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Somes Bar, California.
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  • Fort Jones, California

    Campbell Lake

    8.55 mi / 1227 ft gain
    Campbell Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Greenview, California.
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  • Fort Jones, California

    Cliff Lake Via Shackelford Creek Trail

    10.09 mi / 1535 ft gain
    Cliff Lake Via Shackelford Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Fort Jones, California.
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  • Fort Jones, California

    Boulder Peak via Big Meadows

    7.46 mi / 1877 ft gain
    Boulder Peak via Big Meadows is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Somes Bar, 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

    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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  • 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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  • Seiad Valley, California

    PCT: CA Section R - Seiad Valley to Highway 5 (Siskiyou Mountains)

    61.35 mi / 12556 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section R - Seiad Valley to Highway 5 (Siskiyou Mountains) is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Seiad Valley, California.
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  • Seiad Valley, California

    Lower Devil's Peak via Pacific Crest Trail

    10.5 mi / 3586 ft gain
    Lower Devil's Peak via Pacific Crest Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Seiad Valley, California.
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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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  • 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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  • Callahan, California

    Hike Fox Creek and Mavis Lakes

    7.8 mi / 1637 ft gain
    The Fox Creek and Mavis Lakes Trail is great for finding tranquility and solitude. Dogs and horses are allowed on this trail. If you want to spend the night, free wilderness permits are required. Campfire permits are required for fires and camp stoves. 
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