Whether you are hiking the whole trail or just section hiking the trail is ripe for exploration. Most thru-hikers will start in the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel in mid-June and hike north. The advantage to this approach is that the snow in the higher mountains to the north will have time to melt off and river levels will drop so crossing them will be less dangerous. Another important consideration for hiking the Bigfoot Trail in 2021 is the trail’s yet unknown conditions after 2020 Slater and August Complex Fires. Please be safe out there!
On the Bigfoot Trail This is the summer for outdoor adventure and, while there are many folks visiting the wilderness of northwest California, not so many are venturing out away from mountain lakes. What follows are a few ideas on how to visit the Bigfoot Trail on a day-hike (or shorter backpacking adventure) and enjoy […]
Marble Mountain Wilderness – Section 12 The Bigfoot Trail celebrates the amazing trees of the Klamath Mountains. Outside of Redwood Country in coastal Del Norte County, the trees don’t get much more impressive than in Section 12 of the Marble Mountain Wilderness. The preservation of lower elevation forests is rare in California. Exceptions are in […]
Getting There: Fir Glade Trail The Fir Glade Trail is about an hour drive south of Applegate, Oregon. The roads to Low Gap are fine for 2WD vehicles. The final half mile to Fir Glade will require a high clearance vehicle. The hike itself is moderate, with an elevation gain of around 1,000′ over the […]
Laura Lancaster wrote a feature for the January 2017 issue of Backpacker Magazine about her adventure on the Bigfoot Trail in the Marble Mtns.
The Bigfoot Trail Alliance met for our first board retreat. In addition to wonderful conversation and planning, we took a 10 mile hike from the redwoods to the Smith River along the Little Bald Hills Trail.