Carter Meadows Summit to Scott Mountain Summit via the PCT

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Carter Meadows Summit to Scott Mountain Summit via the PCT is a 19.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Forks of Salmon, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
19.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3024 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hugs the spine of the Scott Mountain divide, serving up endless views and access to a string of lakes. This is a great route for hikers who want to poke into several of the rarely visited drainages below the divide. There is ample parking at both trailheads. No water or other facilities are available at Carter Meadows Summit. Hidden Horse Campground ( a forest service site with toilets and water) is located 1 mile away in Carter Meadows. A forest service campground is located next to the Scott Mountain Trailhead ( no water). This makes for an easy through-hike if you can arrange a car shuttle or an excellent out-and-back trip, with numerous opportunities for side trips along the way. Free wilderness permit required for overnight visitors. Free campfire permits required for fires and camp stoves. Trails in the Trinity Alps are always open: however, most trailhead access roads are closed or impassable during winter.

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