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PCT: CA Section O – Burney Falls State Park to Highway 5 (Castle Crags)

PCT: CA Section O - Burney Falls State Park to Highway 5 (Castle Crags)

PCT: CA Section O – Burney Falls State Park to Highway 5 (Castle Crags)

Length: 78.2

Location: McArhtur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Difficulty: Moderate

Features: Hiking trails, Backpacking, Bird watching, Dogs allowed, Fishing

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PCT: CA Section O – Burney Falls State Park to Highway 5 (Castle Crags State Park) is a 78.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Burney, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until September.

If you’re not hiking the entire PCT It’s not uncommon to park one car at Castle Crags State Park and the drive another vehicle to the trailhead.

Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1)  Bring A Camera

The waterfalls in this area are magnificent and quite photogenic. Tag us @AdventureHacks when you post the amazing photos you’ll no doubt snap.

2) Wear long pants 

Ticks and poison oak may irritate your skin and are prevalent in the area thus it is important to wear long pants. Keep an allergy cream inside your bag in case of skin allergies.

Leggings are also a pretty popular option for hikers.

3) Prepare for weather

Temperatures in this area can vary dramatically even in the summer months. Dress/pack accordingly.

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Comments
  • Ziggy
    December 9, 2020

    Any person who considers themself a hiker should experience the PCT, even if it’s just a section at a time.

  • Queue
    January 13, 2021

    PCT is a little more popular these days, but still low traffic, and high vibes

  • HLizzle
    January 13, 2021

    One of the great hikes on earth

  • Amber
    January 16, 2021

    Gorgeous hike. Long. But gorgeous year round.

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