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Doe Flat Trail

Doe Flat Trail

Doe Flat Trail

Doe Flat Trail

Location: Smith River National Recreation Area, Del Norte County, CA
Miles: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Users: Hikers, dogs, and horses permitted. No mountain bikes. No wheelchair access.

Features: Backpacking, several destinations from Doe Flat: Buck Lake, Devils Punchbowl, Clear Creek, and Wilderness Falls. Forest, Doe Flat campsite, Jeffrey pines, cedars, camping area at the trailhead, vault toilet

Doe Flat Trail is located in the Smith River National Recreation Area and has several trail junctions. The trail starts off with a descending path connected with the Buck Lake Trail then turns into singletrack leading up to the Devil’s Punchbowl Trail.

The trail is considered to be an easier route to Wilderness Falls. It showcases the botanical diversity of Siskiyou Wilderness with abundant displays of conifer species. This trail offers both marvelous vistas of Devil’s Punchbowl and Buck Lake.

Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1) Pack your tent

This trail offers camping sites in both the trailhead and the Doe Flat campsite. If you’re going by yourself, here’s a nice solo tent.

2) Bring some snacks

Fill your stomach with some snacks as you hike. You’ll need that extra energy.

3) Don’t rush

Since this is quite an easy hike, take your time and enjoy all the views this trail offers.

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