Paradise Lake Trail

Klamath National Forest, California
Elevation Gain1,882ft
Trailhead Elevation4,856ft
Elevation Min/Max4856/6207ft
Elevation Start/End4856/4856ft

Paradise Lake Trail

Paradise Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Siskiyou County, California. It is within Marble Mountain Wilderness and Klamath National Forest. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 4,856 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,882 feet. This trail connects with the following: Kelsey Creek Trail and Pacific Crest Trail.
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The most direct access to Paradise Lake and Kings Castle--considerably shorter and considerably less elevation gain than the Kelsey Trail, but missing the full experience of a river-to-peaks hike.

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"Ascend to one of the Marble Mountains’ most accessible lakes and relish the opportunity to hike two historic trails—the PCT and Kelsey Creek Trail—while enjoying lush wildflowers in early summer." Read more
John R. Soares & Marc J. Soares
"Hike along Kelsey Creek and through a long wildflower meadow to colorful Paradise Lake, where you’ll have views of uniquely shaped Kings Castle, Cayenne Ridge, and other peaks in the Marble Mountains. Kings Castle looks like a rook in a chess game." Read more

Trail Information

Klamath National Forest
Nearby City
Klamath National Forest
Trail Guides

100 Classic Hikes in Northern California

Salmon / Scott River Ranger District, Klamath National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Grider Valley, Marble Mountain; USFS Marble Mountain Wilderness
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