Caribou Basin and Sawtooth Ridge

Forks of Salmon, California 96031

Caribou Basin and Sawtooth Ridge

Caribou Basin and Sawtooth Ridge Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Talk to any old-timer about the Trinity Alps, and you’re sure to hear about a pack trip to Caribou Basin in the “good ol’ days,” a story likely to include prodigious numbers of trout as long as your arm, at least one marauding bear, a pack mule that nearly fell off the almost vertical trail over Caribou Mountain, and a late season snowfall with 100-mile-per-hour winds. Unfortunately, Caribou Basin is not the same pristine wilderness the old-timer remembers, but the scenery is still utterly fantastic. The deep blue lakes continue to picturesquely reflect untouched cliffs and peaks; the trout are still there but smaller these days; and the views from Sawtooth Ridge are still superlative."

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Trail Information

Forks of Salmon
Nearby City
5,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
July through September
Klamath National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Caribou Lake
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018