(Siskiyou) Coast to Crest Trail Proposal - Poker Flat to Bolan Lake

The California Conservation Corp at work along the South Fork Smith River.Only approx. 7.5 miles of new trail construction/ reconstruction is needed along the Oregon - California border to complete the proposed Poker Flat to Bolan Lake Trail, which would create a route linking the Siskiyou and Red Buttes Wilderness areas. The trail from Poker Flat to Bolan
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Hiking Oregon and California's Wild Rivers Country

Hiking Oregon and California’s Wild Rivers Country is a contemporary guide to a little known region of the Klamath Mountains. It introduces readers to the mainstems, headwaters, and tributaries of the Illinois, Smith, and Chetco rivers through:Comprehensive regional hiking destinationsAccurate and detailed hiking mapsNatural history notes for most hikesBeautiful photos from across the regionTrails
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The Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, History & Ecology

   An invaluable and detailed tool for exploring this little known, yet wonderfully diverse region. The Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, History & Ecology explores the sunlit oak woodlands, ancient old-growth forests, scrubby slopes of chaparral, pristine mountain lakes, and the rugged, flower-filled ridgelines of the Siskiyou Crest.The author examines the region's wild character, unique
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Trail info for Shasta-Trinity National Forest Great link for Forest Service recreation guides and information. There is a section for hiking trails and even a link for reporting trail conditions.Recreation Opportunity Guides (ROGs)Trinity Alps Wilderness Lake and Trail InformationTrinity Alps Wilderness Trail Condition Report (May 14th, 2013)Shasta-Trinity National Forest Website
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Trail Updates - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

In the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, volunteer groups are working with the forest service to improve trails. TRAIL CLEARING VOLUNTEER GROUPS: Ashland Woodlands & Trail Association: Building a comprehensive system of trails and open space encircling Ashland. http://www.ashlandtrails.org/ Siskiyou Mountain Club: To promote, enhance and maintain primitive outdoor destinations in the Siskiyou backcountry.
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Fire Closes Trails in the Red Buttes Wilderness

The Fort Complex Fire, made up of three fires burning in and around the Red Buttes Wilderness Area, in Northern California and Southern Oregon, is affecting trails and road access in the area. The fires (Hello, Goff, & Lick) began August 5th when a lightening storm came through. Chainsaws and helicopters are being used to fight the Halo fire within the Red Buttes Wilderness Area under an exemption.
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Conifer Country the Ultimate Tree-side Reader

Conifer Country: A natural history and hiking guide to 35 conifers of the Klamath Mountain Region by Michael Kauffmann www.conifercountry.com This newly released book provides tree lovers with an ultimate hiking guide to see 35 different species of conifers in this one region! From the common juniper to the foxtail pine, brewer spruce to ghost pine. There are so many places and trees to explore, so
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Babyfoot Lake, Babyfoot Lake Rim, and Kalmiopsis Rim trails recieve trails work

The Siskiyou Mountain Club, thanks to a partnership with the Wild Rivers Ranger District (Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, OR), have recently cleared logs and debris from the Babyfoot Rim Trail, Babyfoot Lake Trail, and Kalmiopsis Rim Trail: Onion Camp to Chetco Pass. There are still logs that a hiker can easily step over along these trails but the worst of the obstacles were removed. Plans are
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South Kelsey Trail - S.F. Smith River - California

A new National Recreation Trail called the Coast to Crest Trail is being cleared from Crescent City over the Little Bald Hills Trail to the South Fork Smith River, then upriver along newly constructed trail segments to the upper South Kelsey Trailhead. From here the scenic trail climbs up to Baldy Peak in the Siskiyou Wilderness, and then heads down the West Fork Clear Creek to the Clear Creek Trail,
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SNAILBACK FALLS TRAIL - Illinois Valley - Oregon

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The Snailback Falls Trail leads to a little-known waterfall, cascading down a steep rocky ravine, called Snailback Falls. This trail located in the Illinois Valley (OR) in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, just outside Selma, OR. The trail is only 1.5 miles but rises steeply along an old mining road - up to the ridge where a trail picks up. There is an old mine site there with a dangerous tunnel to avoid. When the winter storms come this waterfall is a rare treat to look at, over 400 feet tall, that can be seen several miles away. The trail begins along an old steep mining road, just past the Star Flat Road, along the Illinois River Road outside Selma, OR. The old road climbs up to the ridge where a trail, to your right, follows through the forest to an old mine site. Go past the mine to find Snailback Falls.
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