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.
Kelsey Trail: Baldy Peak to Harrington Mountain
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 […]
Hiking the Bigfoot Trail in 2021
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!
Eight Days in the Siskiyous
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 […]
Two weeks of summer trail work announced
We are excited to announce two Bigfoot Trail work events this summer. Just sign up to reserve your spot and we will keep you up to date on the details of our time in the wilderness. June 15-20, 2018 Siskiyou Wilderness: South Kelsey Trail Brush Out June 24-30, 2018 Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Brush […]
2017 Board Retreat
The Bigfoot Trail Alliance Board of Directors met October 20-21, 2017 at Rock Creek Ranch in Del Norte County–right on the trail. We revisited our 2017 goals, set goals for 2018, and planned for the future.
Share your observations along the Bigfoot Trail using the iNaturalist interface within our Observations Along the Bigfoot Trail project.
Summer 2016 Volunteer Updates
Snow in the high country is rapidly melting with the warm weather that has moved into the Klamath Mountains. So it is time to start the early stages of trail stewardship along the Bigfoot Trail. Below is a list of updates and plans that are forming for this work. June 12th we will be climbing […]