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.
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.
Thru-Hiking Journal Mark Schramm, from Medford, Oregon, completed his 2020 thru-hike in mid-July by combining the Bigfoot Trail and Trinity Alps High Route. He began on June 20th and finished on July 19th. During a phone conversation he reported a fabulous trip highlighted by seeing barely anyone along the trail (outside the Pacific Crest Trail […]
In 2019, the Bigfoot Trail Alliance received a Rose Foundation grant to fund work on the South Kelsey Trail in the Siskiyou Wilderness. We recruited 12 graduate CCC Backcountry Corpsmembers through a letter writing campaign. Once the letters were received, we sent letters back to the corpsmembers notifying them that they had been accepted into […]
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 […]
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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.