South Kelsey NRT

Type: Backcountry
Length: 17.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Rock Climbing
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Six Rivers National Forest
State(s): California
Counties: Del Norte
Latitude: 41.65422
: -123.864

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The South Kelsey Trail accesses the Wild and Scenic and Awesome South Fork of the Smith River and the Siskiyou Wilderness. The trail follows the river for seven miles and then begins it ascent to the Siskiyou Wilderness High Country and eventually connects to the Klamath National Forest. The high country visitor is rewarded with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean, the rugged Siskiyou and Marble Mountains and Mount Shasta, all this with low visitor use and lots of solitude.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 7%
Elevation Low Point: 1,040
Elevation High Point: 5,775
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Kurt Werner
Six Rivers National Forest
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka , CA 95501
(707) 441-3633

Information contact:
Phil Bono
Gasquet Ranger Station
Gasquet Ranger Station
Highway 199
Gasquet , CA 95543
(707) 457-3131



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