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Picket Peak Trail

Contact Info
Six Rivers National Forest
Highway 36
Star Route, Box 300
Bridgeville, CA 95526

Phone:
707-574-6233
Basics
Length:
5 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
5 - 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
2600 feet
Elevation Range:
2600 feet to 5600 feet
Elevation Change:
3000 feet

Description

The upper portion of the trail is historic. It was originally constructed around the turn of the century to increase accessibility to the top of the ridge for a fire lookout. When traveling this trail, you can see different areas that had burned around the turn of the century.

Details

Length:
5 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
5 - 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
2600
Elevation Range:
2600 feet to 5600
Elevation Change:
3000

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Highway 36, travel south along county road 501 approximately 9 miles. The trailhead is located directly across the street from the U.S.Forest Service Bailey Canyon Campground, it’s all up hill from here. Or travel to the top of South Fork Mountain on Highway 36. Turn south on forest service road 1S23 and travel approximately 5 miles to the trailhead. It’s a down hill hike from here.


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