PCT: CA Section O – Burney Falls State Park to Highway 5 (Castle Crags)
Location: McArhtur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
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.