Marble Mountain Wilderness Volunteer Trail Work Wooley Creek is one of the most pristine streams in California. It ranges in elevation from around 600 feet where it meets the Salmon River to over 7,000 feet at the summit of Marble Mountain. Across these vast ranges of elevations, forests transition from lowland mix-evergreen with oaks and […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]