Deacon Lee Trail

HARD 2 reviews
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Deacon Lee Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Forks of Salmon, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1450 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

views

bugs

snow

hiking
5 days ago

I did this hike yesterday. Was on the trail for just over 6 hours, not a soul in sight on the trail nor on the forest road leading to the trail head. Must have covered close to 15 miles. There were some lovely wild flowers on the trail (orange, red, yellow, and purple in color; I don’t know names) and spotted some fresh bear poop on the trail as well, but thankfully had no bear encounters. Made it to Waterdog Lake but could not find Russian Lake; signage is not the greatest on this trail. I did get an aerial view of a lake but don’t believe to be Russian Lake. I’ll post a pic of that in the photos.

backpacking
10 months ago