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Sisson Callahan Trail via Deadfall Lakes Trail [CLOSED]

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Sisson Callahan Trail via Deadfall Lakes Trail [CLOSED] is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Trinity Center, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and backpacking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.8 mi Elevation gain 1,532 ft Route type Point to Point
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As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. This is a shuttle mountain biking and hiking route. Mountain bikes are NOT allowed on the PCT. Starting point is at: Hiking Area in Google Maps: "Deadfall Meadow Trailhead". End point is "Sisson Callahan Trail Lower North Fork Trailhead" hiking area in Google Maps.

There is a pit toilet at the PCT Trailhead at Parks Creek Summit (just before the Deadfall Meadow Trailhead)

This is a shuttle mountain biking and hiking route. Mountain bikes are NOT allowed on the PCT. Leave car at the "Sisson Callahan Trail Lower North Fork Trailhead" (on Google Maps) accessed off of WA Barr Rd via North Shore Rd, 40N27 and 40N27C. Actual trailhead is accessed by forwarding the river. Starting trailhead is at "Deadfall Meadow Trailhead" (Google Maps). Trail starts by crossing wet meadows and stream before reaching well defined trail, signed as the Deadfall Lakes Trail. Follow the Deadfall Lakes Trail signs by the PCT and Deadfall Lakes and over the Deadfall crest to the Sisson Callahan Trail's historic alignment along the North Fork of the Sacramento. (Note between the PCT and the historic Sisson Callahan Trail, the Forest Service maps label the Deadfall Lakes Trail as the Sisson Callahan NRT) From then follow the trail down the valley and canyon. Look carefully for the continuation of the trail when it crosses 41N53.

This is a shuttle mountain biking and hiking route. Mountain bikes are NOT allowed on the PCT. Leave car at the "Sisson Callahan Trail Lower North Fork Trailhead" (on Google Maps) accessed off of WA Barr Rd via North Shore Rd, 40N27 and 40N27C. Actual trailhead is accessed by forwarding the river. Starting trailhead is at "Deadfall Meadow Trailhead" (Google Maps).

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Hal Nordlin
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Hiking

I did Trail during dry time. It could be a challenge if water was high several creek crossings and swampy at start. End of trail is tough to get to and you will have to park .1 of mile before trail then cross creek to get to car. I did 11.5 miles with extra walking

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Alana Althaus
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Hiking
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We started out just planning to hike to deadfall lakes, then decided to keep hiking and connect with the Sisson Callahan trail. Putting the two together made for a long day- about 12 miles, but took us through some beautiful meadows with lovely hiking along the river at the lower end of the hike.