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Salmon Summit Trail

photo: Salmon Summit Trail. Photo by Rob DiPerna.

Length: 6.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing

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Location: Six Rivers National Forest.
State(s): California
Counties: Humboldt
Longitude: -123.41084
Latitude: 41.18309

Driving Directions

Trailhead about 45 minutes from Orleans. Travel east on Hwy 299 from Arcata to Willow Cr., travel north on highway 96 to Orleans. Ask at District Office for directions.


Beautiful high country trail accesses the northwestern Trinity Alps Wilderness in an area with beautiful views. Very low visitor usage. Historically used to provide supplies to miners.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 5%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: 5,600
Elevation High Point: 6,300
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

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
Trail Coordinator
US Forest Service
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 441-3633
[email protected]



Salmon Summit Trail. Photo by Rob DiPerna.

Salmon Summit Trail. Photo by Rob DiPerna.

Salmon Summit Trail. Photo by Rob DiPerna.

Salmon Summit Trail. Photo by Rob DiPerna.


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