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Best trails in Weaverville

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Looking for a great trail near Weaverville, California? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, backpacking 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. You'll also find some great local park options, like Caldwell Park or Turtle Bay Exploration Park North. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Weaverville ranging from 6.8 to 23.2 miles and from 2,690 to 7,322 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Weaverville
Top trails (6)
#1 - Canyon Creek Lakes Trail
Trinity Alps Wilderness
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Length: 16.7 mi • Est. 8 h 44 m
#2 - Canyon Creek and Boulder Creek Lakes
Trinity Alps Wilderness
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Length: 16.2 mi • Est. 9 h 6 m
#3 - McKenzie Gulch Loop
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
#4 - East Weaver Creek Trail
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
The trail is part of the Weaverville Basin Trail System. The trail ascends along East Weaver Creek through a forest with some beautiful flowers.Show more
#5 - Stonewall Pass via Stoney Ridge Trail [CLOSED]
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
#6 - Rattlesnake Creek to Papoose Lake [CLOSED]
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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Length: 23.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
The trailhead is Hobo Gulch. 1/4 mile or so from the trailhead there is the choice to take the low water route or the upper route. Both trails have their good and bad points. The low water route has two wet river crossings that could be impassable if the water is swift or deep. The upper trail is steep, with a few downed trees. After a good 4.5 miles or so you come to the fork in the trail. Left will take you to Grizzly lake, the right to Papoose lake. Continue right toward Papoose. The trail meanders up and down, not too bad through Rattlesnake canyon. Remember it is called Rattlesnake for a reason. Make sure to tap on downed logs. At the 10 mile mark, after a real tough stretch up through an exposed area you come to the Bob's farm junction. Stay to the right. In another quarter mile there are a couple of camp spots at Miller creek. Great place to stop for the night...watch out for snakes and check for ticks. From Miller Creek it is uphill, hot, and not real pleasant. Just keep walking and eventually, about two tough miles later you run into Enni Camp. Stop and eat in the shade, fill up your water. FILL UP YOUR WATER AT ENNI CAMP. YOU WILL HAVE NO PLACE TO DO IT AGAIN UNTIL YOU REACH THE LAKE AND MOST OF THE APPROACH IS EXPOSED AND STINK-FACE HOT!! The "Papoose Trail Proper" stops just after Enni Camp and the "Papoose Scramble" begins. Make sure as you head through the boulders that you follow the ducks (carins). The path is not hard to find, just use your head and don't rush. It is brushy and hot. Hydrate. As you look ahead you see what appears a sheer cliff. Don't be afraid, there is a path. Again, just follow the ducks. The path is rocky and steep but passable, just be smart. Risks are not required, the consequences of a mistake are as steep as the path. After the first wall another wall looms, the Gateway. The same strategy applies. Go slow, follow the ducks, and you will be fine. Use your best judgement and do not proceed if you cannot do so safely. From here you are not far from the lake but a very sketchy but totally doable path wraps you around the side of the mountain. The trail is not wide nor is it clear of hazards. Be smart, take no chances or risks, enjoy the adrenaline if you can, and as you get on stable footing you will see the lake and the sight will make all the nastiness forgotten. Be extra careful on the way out, watch your step and your hiking partner(s). THERE IS NO REASON TO RUSH!!! Above all....USE YOUR HEAD!Show more