The Best Backpacking in Siskiyou County

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Siskiyou County

  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • Siskiyou County, California

    Climb Mt. Shasta via the Hotlum-Bolam Ridge

    10 mi / 7200 ft gain
    The Hotlum-Bolam route follows the ridge between the Hotlum and Bolam Glaciers on Shasta's north side. It's an intermediate route that isn't much more technical than the south side routes, except for icy sections and possible late-season open crevasses. For this reason it's a popular alternative ...
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  • Pacific Crest Trail, California

    Hike or Backpack the Dead Falls Lake Trail

    5.0
    8.1 mi / 1358 ft gain
    The Dead Falls Lake Trail is perfect for families, dog, and all adventurers. In the spring and summer, there are gorgeous and abundant wildflowers. There is a perfect lunch spot at Deadfall Lake.  Close to the gargantuan Shasta, Mount Eddy is the highest peak in the Klamath Mountain. Mount Eddy o...
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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

    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

    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 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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  • 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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  • Mount Shasta, California

    Upper Sisson-Callahan Trail: North Fork Sacramento to Deadfall Crest

    9.21 mi / 2707 ft gain
    Upper Sisson-Callahan Trail: North Fork Sacramento to Deadfall Crest is an out-and-back trail located near Mount Shasta, California.
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  • Mount Shasta, California

    Sisson Southern Trail: Sand Flat Trailhead to Gateway Trailhead

    5.25 mi / 138 ft gain
    Sisson Southern Trail: Sand Flat Trailhead to Gateway Trailhead is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mount Shasta, 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
    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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  • McCloud, California

    Helen Lake

    6.73 mi / 3442 ft gain
    Helen Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near McCloud, California.
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