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Nearby towns:

Crescent City CA
Gasquet CA
Happy Camp CA
Klamath CA
Orick CA
Orleans CA
Seide Valley CA
Willow Creek CA

Six Rivers Ranger Stations:
Forest Headquarters
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka CA 95501
Lower Trinity District
Highway 96
Willow Creek CA
Mad River District
Highway 36
Bridgeville CA
Orleans District
Highway 96
Orleans CA
6 Rivers NF
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hikers maps

Smith River National Recreation Area
Highway 199
Gasquet CA 95543

Humboldt Nursery USDA
4886 Cottage Grove Rd
McKinnleyville, CA 95519


6 Rivers Backpacking

Smith River and a few others rivers entertwine on this NorCal landscape of mountains, forests and sky. Six Rivers National Forest, Siskiyou Wilderness, Redwood National Park, and numerous other State Parks, all call Crescent City coastline home. Plenty hiking and backpacking trails to be discovered.

Trailheads located at:
  • Elk Camp Ridge (North Fork)
  • Little Bald Hills (Jedediah Smith Redwoods)
  • South Kelsey (Siskiyou Wilderness)
  • East Fork Blue Creek
  • Summit Valley
  • Boundary Trail
  • Doe Flat (Siskiyou Wilderness)
  • Elk Valley (Siskiyou Wilderness)
  • Salmon Summit
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Six Rivers NF Backroads

This entire region is steep rugged terrain of canyon & redwood forest. Some old logging roads have been closed to protect certain areas, but thousands remain open for backroad travels, dispersed camping for hunters, fishermen or those who stay away from developed campgrounds.

4 Wheel drive vehicle might be needed on some back roads. Proper signage is not alway guranteed. River & steam, so bring a good map. Mud is likely in Spring time. Be warned: this is a very wet and rainy area.

Historic Mines & Logger's camps are around every corner. Tons of great fishing, secluded backwoods camps & maybe even a glimpse at the legendary myth creature feared by all.. Big Foot!

regional maps:

  • Six Rivers National Forest Map
  • Klamath National Forest
  • Marble Mountain Wilderness
  • Red Buttes Wilderness
  • Russian Wilderness
  • Siskiyou Wilderness Map
  • Trinity Alps Map

    Forest Service Cabins & Fire Lookouts

    Bear Basin Butte Cabin Rental

    Klamath River

    Campgrounds in Six Rivers National Forest

    Some of these sites are amoung the smallest & most remote in the area. The campgrounds located closest to highways usually fill up fast & can attract all types of campers. For the seclusion, head a few miles off the main roads & enjoy the silence.

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    Aikens Creek 340' disp. - yes piped year round
    Bailey Canyon - 25 - yes piped Ruth Lake; May-Nov
    Boise Creek 700' 17 - yes piped Willow Creek, year round
    Dillon Creek 1780' 21 - yes piped May-Nov
    East Fork - 9 - yes - May-Nov
    E-Ne-Nuck 400' 11 - yes piped June-Nov
    Fish Lake 1800' 24 - yes piped May - Sep
    Grassy Flat 500' 19 - yes creek Smith River NRA
    Horse Linto - 3 - yes - year round
    Nordheimer 900' 8 - yes piped year round
    Panther Flat 500' 40 - yes piped May-Sep,
    Patrick Creek 800' 13 - yes piped May-Sep,
    Pearch Creek 400' 10 - yes piped May-Nov



    Primitive Camping 6 Rivers NF

    Many dirt roads lead to remote forest and dispersed camping for real seclusion seekers. Know your vehciles capability (in advance) and avoid muddy routes. Campers, kayakers, hunters, fishermen or those who wish to camp away from developed campgrounds may choose to camp away from the highway and on the backroads. 4x4 may be needed on some roads & signage is not alway guranteed. River & creeks are abundant. Obtain a camp fire permit at the local Rangers station & follow any fire restrictions in effect.

    Six Rivers Hiking

    Trailheads located at:

    • Elk Camp Ridge (North Fork)
    • Little Bald Hills (Jedediah Smith Redwoods)
    • South Kelsey (Siskiyou Wilderness)
    • East Fork Blue Creek
    • Summit Valley
    • Boundary Trail
    • Doe Flat (Siskiyou Wilderness)
    • Elk Valley (Siskiyou Wilderness)
    • Salmon Summit

    NorCal Rock Climbing

    No clue on Six River rockclimbing. Only found one area in Klamath National Forest >
    Forks of the Salmon - Deacon Lee Trail

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