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Northern CA backpacking

user 2900047
San Jose, CA
Post #: 34
Hello -

I'm interested in backpacking more in the Trinity Alps / Shasta / Lassen / Klamath region of Northern California. I would love recommendations of backpacking trips (2 to 10 day trips) anywhere in that region. Anyone been to Modoc National Forest or Six Rivers? Or Southern Oregon (Winema, Fremont, Rogue River National Forests)?


Stu G
user 12324989
Folsom, CA
Post #: 101
Canyon Creek Lakes is a nice out and back backpack (1-3 nights) up into a high-alpine granite bowl with a steep rim on all sides. Besides the two Canyon Creek lakes, there are the Boulder lakes off to the side, and Little Lake and Kalmia Lake, both perched up even higher.­
user 4936417
San Carlos, CA
Post #: 4
2-3 day trips in the Trinity Alps:
- Canyon Creek Lakes (as mentioned by Stu): nice swimming holes, several side trips to other lakes.
- Caribou Lakes (amazing views from Sawtooth Ridge): beautiful lakes. Much less crowded than Canyon Creek Lakes, probably because it is a long drive to the trailhead. The campground at the trailhead was not full during the Labor Day weekend.

Marble Mountain Wilderness: the most popular destination is Sky High Lakes. You can do a loop coming back by the adjacent valley (Red Rock Valley, I think?). Nice views from Marble ridge/rim. I don't remember the lakes being good for swimming. It is hot in summer.

Lassen NP: 2-3 day loop from Butte Lake Trailhead. Nice campsites around Snag Lakes, Horsehoe Lake, Rainbow Lake. Mainly forest. No views, except from the top of Cinder Cone. Low elevation change. Walking on ashes/sand with a backpack slowed us down.
Max K.
user 8482990
Saint Helena, CA
Post #: 6
I'd like to do a 3-5 day trip in Trinity Alps/Marble Mountains. I had another trip planned for next weekend that just got cancelled, so if anyone is interested in throwing something together, shoot me a message. I've got a decent book that outlines some of the trips other posters have mentioned :­
user 31552282
Berkeley, CA
Post #: 11
I would love recommendations of backpacking trips (2 to 10 day trips) anywhere in that region.

Here's a sample:­
Peter B.
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 2
The trip I described earlier has just become reality. It's posted as a Meetup on BAMM. Anyone interested... have a look.­
user 9860949
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 24
I would be interested in heading up there.... Not until Labor Day or After.

user 17988341
Campbell, CA
Post #: 12
I am down for sure! Need to visit Lassen soon.

~ Justin
user 58313932
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 2
There is information in this book about hiking in the Klamath Mountains :
user 7550516
Belmont, CA
Post #: 13
I am looking for people to join me on a 3 day backpacking trip to Trinity Alps (Four Lakes loop) from Sept 1-3, leaving Sat early morning and returning on Mon.

Let me know if you are interested.
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