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Best trails in Klamath National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Klamath National Forest, California? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Klamath National Forest ranging from 0.9 to 14 miles and from 1,305 to 8,287 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - PCT: CA Section R - Seiad Valley to HIghway 5 (Siskiyou Mountains)
Klamath National Forest
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Length: 60.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
PCT: CA Section R - Seiad Valley to HIghway 5 (Siskiyou Mountains) is a 60.4 mile point-to-point trail located near Seiad Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail oShow more
#2 - Sky High Lakes and Marble Mountain Rim
Klamath National Forest
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 5 h 43 m
As of July 2019, the road leading to the trailhead is closed. Users have reported that the paved road FR #44N45 to Lovers Camp is currently closed. You can still to access Lovers Camp via Forest RoadShow more
#3 - PCT: CA Section Q - Etna Summit to Seiad Valley
Klamath National Forest
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Length: 54.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
PCT: CA Section Q - Etna Summit to Seiad Valley is a 54.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Etna, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a Show more
#4 - Mount Ashland Trail
Klamath National Forest
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
A loop trail starting on the Pacific Crest Trail and then turning up a creek to the top of the ski way, and then coming down the ski way, ultimately back to a creek to get back to the PCT.Show more
#5 - Taylor Lake Trail
Klamath National Forest
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 21 m
Taylor Lake Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Etna, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trShow more
#6 - Deacon Lee Trail
Klamath National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
Deacon Lee Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Forks of Salmon, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trShow more
#7 - Paynes Lake via Pacific Crest Trail
Klamath National Forest
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
Paynes Lake via Pacific Crest Trail is a 11.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Etna, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#8 - Mount Ashland via Siskiyou Summit Road
Klamath National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Mount Ashland via Siskiyou Summit Road is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near Ashland, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#9 - Upper Ruffey Lake
Klamath National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
Upper Ruffey Lake is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Etna, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is bShow more
#10 - Goosenest Trail
Klamath National Forest
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
A loop hike that goes to the top of Goosenest and loops its crater as well as looping around the base of the mountain using forest roads as well as trails. Fantastic views all around including of GraShow more
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