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Craig’s Tree Trail

Craig's Tree Trail

Craig’s Tree Trail

Craig’s Tree Trail

Location: Smith River National Recreation Area, Del Norte County, CA
Miles: 7.4 miles
Difficulty: moderate
Duration: 4 – 4.5 hours

Users: dogs, horses, and bikes permitted. No wheelchair access.

Features: trail converted from an old mining route circa the 1800s, Smith River, Craig’s Creek Mountain, Redwood and Douglass fir forest, elevation gain, low-foot traffic, Siskiyou Wilderness

Craig’s Creek Trail is a 12.2 kilometer path that presents beautiful wild flowers, this trail is rated as moderate difficulty.

The trail originally built to support a mining operation, can now be used when you want to go for a hike, nature trips, walking, or birding but best from March until October. This trail leads you down to a junction of two rivers after introducing you to a variety of woodland that can be found in the Six Rivers National Forest.

Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1) Wear hiking pants

Poison oak is abundant in this trail, ready to wear long pants, and while on your hike, always be mindful of your surroundings.

2) Stay hydrated

Craig’s Tree Trail is a good workout for a hike, make sure you have enough drinking water with you.

A good essential to have is a hydration pack so you always have enough water.

3) Stay energized

Be sure to pack with you some snacks like protein bars when you take this route. You’ll need every bit of energy source.

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