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Best trails in Marble Mountain Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Marble Mountain Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, lake 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 9 hard trails in Marble Mountain Wilderness ranging from 8.3 to 38.7 miles and from 2,821 to 7,011 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Mountain tops, wildflower laden meadows, and an impressive 89 lakes are found in the Marble Mountains Wilderness in Northern California. The PCT crosses the Wilderness, and Boulder Peak, the tallest in the park, rises to an impressive 8299 feet. Wilderness Permits are not required for trips into the Marble Mountain Wilderness. A California Campfire Permit is required and are available at any Forest Service or Cal-Fire office in California.

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Map of trails in Marble Mountain Wilderness
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225114 acres
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Top trails (15)
#1 - Lover's Camp to Sky High and Shadow Lakes
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 17.4 mi • Est. 9 h 44 m
Please note: main road to trailhead may close seasonally. Please research prior to your visit.Show more
#2 - Cliff Lake Via Shackelford Creek Trail
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
Cliff Lake Via Shackelford Creek Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Jones, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarilyShow more
#3 - Summit Lake Via Shackleford Creek Trail
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 41 m
Summit Lake Via Shackleford Creek Trail is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Jones, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#4 - Campbell Lake
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
Campbell Lake is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Greenview, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options aShow more
#5 - Paradise Lake Trail
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Paradise Lake Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fort Jones, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#6 - Boulder Peak via Big Meadows
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
From the trail head had to look for evidence of the trail through the lushly growing meadows. Look for the remnants of sign where the route makes a 90 and turns uphill. As drier ground was reached, Show more
#7 - Summit Lake, Big Elk Lake, and Spirit Lake
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 28.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Summit Lake, Big Elk Lake, and Spirit Lake is a 28.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Somes Bar, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. ThShow more
#8 - Mule Bridge Trail
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 21.8 mi • Est. 10 h 52 m
Mule Bridge Trail is a 21.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Etna, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail runniShow more
#9 - Spirit Lake
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 21.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Spirit Lake is a 21.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Somes Bar, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#10 - Rainy Lake
Marble Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 18.4 mi • Est. 11 h 38 m
Rainy Lake is a 18.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Greenview, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activShow more
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