Explore the most popular forest trails in Siskiyou National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

this was an awesome Trail did not realize how stupid was close to the top but we managed with a toddler screaming at us the whole time LOL

Great hike. Path a little confusing at times but worth it. Beautiful views of river and falls. Would wear hiking boots instead of sneakers next time.

12 days ago

Took Kid 2 on this trail. 11 year old had no trouble and it was a nice short walk. We took took our time and talked about we saw, so it was about 25 minutes. This is easily a 10 minutes walk in and out.
It is a bit soft and a bit muddy in places right now. Totally passable with no problem, though.
Knee warning, it is all uphill on the way in so those looking for a short walk with bad knees should pass.

21 days ago

Snow covered some of the trail but it was a beautiful hike. We were the only two the whole time so it was nice to have the solitude. Some trees are across the path also but easy to climb over or under. It was a great hike.

I hiked this trail with my kids recently and in our opinion, it wasn't the most interesting trail in the area. We much prefer the Little Falls Loop and the Boardwalk Interpretive trail. If you want to see more of the boardwalk and the Jeffrey pine trails, here is a link to our YouTube video in which we document our hikes. :) https://youtu.be/lPJ7wtx5iG0

Husband and I stumbled upon this trail and it was fantastic can’t wait to go again!

Passed this one many times on the way to Oregon Trail 1106 and 1107. Was on the way there again today and decided to stop and do this one instead. Nice hike with a little up and down but pretty simple. The dogs enjoyed it with no one else around. A lot of deer and elk sign. I thought I heard an elk bugle but I don't know if it'e the right time of the year for them to be doing that or not...

Very hot in August! Great for biking!

So beautiful! The weather today was perfect for this hike and the views were breathtaking. Pretty easy hike with a few inclines but nothing to difficult. Narrow trails which makes passing people with a dog a little difficult but it wasn’t too busy early in the morning so it was fine. Beautiful hike, I’d definitely recommend it.

Definitely the busiest of the Ashland Watershed trails that I've hiked, and by busy I mean the most people I've ever run into is probably 10. I have to agree with Deborah Dols in that heading out on Lamb Mine is awesome and beautiful and pretty untrafficked. Check it out!

3 months ago

Great trail. Just a bit muddy in the winter months but very beautiful.

took my two year old. it was a fun hike but definitely not more than 2 miles.

It was an awesome adventure. the snow made driving to the lake a challenge. I drove my all wheel drive Subaru, and 3 of my friends through 8 miles of untracked snow. we had to stop 1 mile before the lake the snow had gotten to deep, and the slope of the road kept pulling my car to the edge. after a fairly easy mile hike, we got to the lake where we were greeted by amazing views of the mountains above and the snow covered trees. however that was not the highlight of the trip. the lake was frozen! the trail to the lookout had to deep of snow for us, and we did not bring any snow shoes. So instead we walked across the frozen lake and watched the sunset over the cloudy snow covered peaks. --overall extremely beautiful, and fun hike. HOWEVER I would not go alone. be safe and be smart.

Awesome day for this beautiful hike. Not a lot of traffic. Would love to do again and take the PCT to Mt Ashland.

Such an interesting landscape. Short hike, but lots to look at and listen to. Took a few tries to find it, now can't stay away.

7 months ago

Beautiful hike. Opposite of most because to get to the falls you are climbing down and to get back to the trail head you climb up. It is steep, I found myself struggling a bit at the end as I was climbing uphill. The views were definitely worth it though! Great waterfall and if you are feeling more adventurous you can wander to the second or even third tier of the falls. Its a difficult climb to get to the very top, so if it is rainy/wet or you are just not super confident I would stick with the first or second tier. I did this hike with friends and our combined 3 dogs (2 shiatsu's and a Siberian husky) and they all handled it like a champ.

on Elk Creek Falls Trail

7 months ago

Short and sweet hike! This was one of our stops along the way to the hanging rock hike. The forest is beautiful and you get to the waterfall in no time on this one. It's quite easy to go off the beaten path at the end to explore the waterfall closer too.

Both Toothpick and Catwalk are beautiful trails. If you keep going on Toothpick to Land Mine trail, it's a gorgeous- short hike, not a loop though. I think one of the prettiest trails in the area, shady and cool for the most part.

off road driving
9 months ago

Interesting road that I've driven by many times. About 10 miles back there was a Y and I took the high road. There was another road I could have gone either way as well. Not sure which move was wrong but I ended up on North bank Rd of the Smith River which was a surprise. Next time I'll have a map.... Interesting area.

I would recommend this hike in the Spring or early Summer. The water was pretty low when we went (August) and the falls were nearly non-existent. It was also hot and smokey from the forest fires, so that didn't really help with the experience. The trail is rocky and narrow at times, but still easily passable and not difficult. It's a pretty hike and I'll have another go later on. Maybe even in the winter.

Very nice little hike. It took quite a while to drive up to the trail head (about 45 minutes from HWY 199), but the views are stunning and the landscape is interesting. The actual hike is easy and short. The plant life is interesting with a lot of plants and trees that were new to me. And even though it was August, there were still wildflowers blooming and ripe Huckleberries and Thimbleberries. The trees that remain from the Biscuit Fire are a bit eerie, but also beautiful. I personally loved the silver trunks against the black burnt bark. At the lake, it was very quiet and still. And a lot cooler than the valley floor. I don't know that I would go to camp as it seems to be pretty popular and there were other people there the whole time we were. But all in all a beautiful place and worth a visit.

Seemed much shorter and not as steep as I thought from description. We only registered 40ft elevation change. Maybe the described elevation was to the big tree. We only went to the falls. They were beautiful!

10 months ago

Did another trail close by and noticed signage for this. Info on trail says it is one of the largest Myrtle trees in the world and is possibly 400 years old. Very short little uphill trail.

11 months ago

Got a little lost on the southeast sharp turn. Must have missed the sign as I ended up on a little trail which wandered all over...had to bushwhack down to the main trail. Otherwise, a good hike. The north side was lush and cool.

Nice little (short) hike off the main road. Hike up the adjacent trail to look at the big cedar first, then look at the falls on the way back down

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beautiful waterfall! it has an upper and lower we scrambled to the upper and was not disappointed!

Beautiful falls! Short but steep hike. Trail gets a bit washed out near the bottom but it's still worth it to crawl out closer to the water.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Steep, but worth it for the falls at the bottom.

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