Based upon the experience of five Bigfoot veterans, here are five ways to dip your toes into the Bigfoot Trail. You can obtain more information including digital and hardcopy maps and other resources on the website.
It is a hard trail, as we learned in our last hiker report post. Ron Crete has been working at hiking it all for a few years and here is his report from these adventures. We appreciate his take on the trail and what it takes to hike it. Questions for Ron? Email him.
While working the section of the Bigfoot Trail north of Rush Creek Lake, the BFTA crew met Christof Teuscher, a professor in Portland State University’s Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, on Day 5 of his quest to complete the entire Bigfoot Trail in a mere ten days.
In late June we initiated our first Bigfoot Trail Family Trip. We trekked into the Russian Wilderness to work on a 5 mile stretch of the Bigfoot Trail. The Bigfoot Trail Volunteer Trail Crew worked and camped in hail, rain, and thunderstorms–with some sun mixed in. The crew cleared a least 50 logs, diverted snow […]
In this first of its kind project along the Bigfoot Trail, we partnered with College of the Redwoods Forestry & Natural Resources and the Hayfork Watershed Research and Training Center to get some work done! Fifteen (15!) volunteers came together to make this happen. Dennis Houghton brought his Trails class from College of the Redwoods, […]
October 2023 Update All routes and trails are open. There is some snow on the highest north-facing slopes. Great time to be out! September 2023 Update Active fires are all across northwest California right now…most of the trail is closed. June 2023 Update Current conditions include regular afternoon thunderstorms, fast moving creeks and rivers, along […]
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.
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 […]