Kelsey Creek Trail
Kelsey Creek Trail – Siskiyou County
Location: Marble Mountain Wilderness, Siskiyou County, CA
Features: Hiking trails, dogs allowed, horseback riding, incredible scenery
One of the sure-fire ways to explore Marble Mountain Wilderness is a walk through history on the Kelsey National Recreation Trail. The trail takes hikers through a waterfall, a US military post at Fort Jones, settlers in Scott Valley, and to the coast at Crescent City. The trail also takes hikers through Kelsey Creek. Other trails that intersect with the Kelsey Trailhead include the Pacific Crest Trail and the Paradise Lake Trail.
The trail features a streamside trail, an overview of Paradise Lake basin, a walk through Kelsey Creek and Scott River, Maple Falls, meadows and wildflowers, and a trail intersection with the Pacific Coast Trail, with Red Rock and Bear Lake close by.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Bring a camera
The trail provides an overview of the Paradise Lake basin, Maple Falls, and a trail intersection with the Pacific Coast Trail, with Red Rock and Bear Lake close by. Don’t forget to document the fun!
2) Use a comfortable backpack
Long treks on technical terrain can be very straining. Thus, it is important to use a backpack that fits perfectly and curves according to your spine.
3) Don’t get lost
Trails can go for miles. Of course, you don’t want to get lost! A map, GPS, compass are essential devices that can help you located campsites, water, and an emergency exit route in case of emergency.