Klamath River Road

Yreka, California 96097

Klamath River Road

Klamath River Road Professional Review and Guide

"For travelers wanting a leisurely drive along the Klamath River, California 96 can be a disappointment. The mostly graded dirt Klamath River Road, on the south side of the river, is a much better alternative. The rougher surface ensures a slow speed, with time to appreciate vibrant colors in fall or to find a perfect fishing spot. Great blue herons and eagles are commonly sighted here. The trail starts at Ash Creek Bridge. The road is mainly single vehicle width, and some sections, especially where the road passes around rocky outcroppings high above the river, are rough enough to make high-clearance preferable. Passing places are limited on some of these sections, and there is often quite a drop below the shelf road. Special Attractions: Road parallels the Klamath River and is great for mountain bikes as well as vehicles; Excellent fishing in the Klamath River; Many raft put-ins. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
2 hours
1,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,000 feet
Top Elevation
Klamath National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Hawkinsville, Badger Mountain, McKinley Mountain, Yreka
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Nov 2018