Siskiyou Mountains Trail

Yreka, California 96097

Siskiyou Mountains Trail

Siskiyou Mountains Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Siskiyou Mountains are part of the Klamath Mountains, which straddle the California-Oregon state line. The region is rugged and quiet; the nearest town, Yreka, is a twisting highway away, and most drivers stick to paved California 96. The trail begins on California 96 west of the community of Klamath River. The pavement ends after the Oak Knoll Work Station, and the trail becomes a narrow, roughly graded shelf road that winds into the mountains. The road passes through privately owned forest, maintained for timber harvesting, interspersed with patches of Klamath National Forest. Trail markings are sporadic. Many well-used tracks are unmarked or have signs that have fallen into disrepair. GPS coordinates have been given for these intersections. Special Attractions: Condrey Mountain Blueschist Geological Area; Site of the Dry Lake Fire Lookout; Panoramic ridge top views over California and Oregon; Access to a network of trails within the Klamath and Rogue River National Forests. 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
3.5 hours
June to December
1,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,900 feet
Top Elevation
Klamath National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS McKinley Mountain, Horse Creek, Buckhorn Bally, Condrey Mountain, Yreka
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