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The Best Backpacking in Klamath

Looking for the best backpacking in Klamath? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Klamath. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Klamath

  • Orick, California

    California Coastal Trail: Te-wo-lew Section

    6.02 mi / 587 ft gain
    California Coastal Trail: Te-wo-lew Section is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Orick, California.
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  • Del Norte County, California

    Demartin Section

    11.89 mi / 2982 ft gain
    Demartin Section is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Klamath, California.
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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

    Miner's Ridge and James Irvine Trail Loop

    11.15 mi / 1637 ft gain
    Miner's Ridge and James Irvine Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Orick, California.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Crescent City, California

    CA Coastal Trail: Kellog Road to Point Saint George

    12.46 mi / 72 ft gain
    CA Coastal Trail: Kellog Road to Point Saint George is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Crescent City, California.
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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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • 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

    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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