Here we celebrate 2022 and look forward to more in 2023.
OCTOBER 2022: This collaborative includes working with the CCC Backcountry Trails Program, Six Rivers National Forest, and other volunteers to work the Kelsey Trail in the Siskiyou Wilderness clearing approximately 6 miles of trail including brushing, tread work, and downed tree removal.
JULY 2022: A team of six volunteers ventured into the Trinity Alps Wilderness to work the Bigfoot Trail from Fish Lake to Rush Creek Lake. They focused on trail clearing, brushing, and water bar maintenance after the impacts of the River Complex of 2021.
JUNE 2022: A team of 15 volunteers worked the Bigfoot Trail in upper Wooley Creek as well as significant portions of other nearby trails including opening trail to Elk Lake. We removed 120+ trees and brushed 3.5 miles of difficult trail.
The 2.5 miles of the Bigfoot Trail that follows the Mill Creek Trail in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (Miles 347.6 – 350.1) is in the process of being renovated and realigned. Part of this $3.5 million project (it also includes new bathrooms, if you are shocked at the price tag) is the last mile […]
The South Kelsey Trail was first designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1979, but was used by early miners between 1855-1880 as a route between Crescent City and Fort Jones and other inland mines in the Klamath River region and Yreka. Along with the Old Kelsey Trail, the South Kelsey is a key portion […]
Thru-Hiking Journal Ryan Batjiaka, from San Francisco, California, hiked most of the BFT in June 2021. He has always wanted to explore the wilderness areas in northwest California and felt the Bigfoot Trail was the perfect way to do so. Because of some Yolla Bolly closures, he started about 4 miles east of the Chanchellula […]
Klamath and Six Rivers national forests announce wilderness closures A series of fires began in late July across the Klamath Mountains due to lightning strikes. Several sections of the trail are now closed because of these fires. Use our interactive map to see where the fires are and what sections should be avoided. Also, the […]