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Grider Creek to Seiad Valley – Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail

Grider Creek to Seiad Valley – Pacific Crest Trail

Grider Creek to Seiad Valley – Pacific Crest Trail

Location: Klamath National Forest, Siskiyou County, CA
Difficulty: Easy – moderate
Features: Hiking trails, dogs allowed, horseback riding, incredible scenery

Considered as one of the most beautiful and breathtaking trails in the world, the Pacific Crest Trail follows a nearly 13,000 mile stretch from the Mexico – US border to the US – Canada border in British Columbia making it the second-longest trail in the United States. The trails pass through 25 national forests as well as 7 national parks. The trail even passes through the majestic Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

The Grider Creek to Seiad Valley, meanwhile, is a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail that takes hikers from the Grider Creek and Grider Creek Campground and 3 miles into Seiad Valley. The trail features a walk through dense pine and fir forest and an overview of the Klamath River.

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1) Stay hydrated

You sweat about half to one quart of fluid for every hour you walk in the heat – and around 3 quarts if you walk uphill. Thus it is important to stay hydrated.

2) Filter your water before drinking

Backcountry water must be treated for Glardia Lamblia, a parasite that causes gastrointestinal upset. You can boil water or use a dependable water filter system.

3) Stay fueled

Bring food with you that will give you energy – energy bar, trail mix, beef jerky, and high sugar snacks.

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