Poker Flat Trailhead

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Three miles north of West Branch Campground on the paved forest road 48 (Grayback Rd) is the turnoff to Poker Flat Trailhead. Another 9 miles on gravel roads will get you to the Poker Flat Trailhead, parking lot and restroom. The trail heads south following near the forest boundary to Youngs Valley where you can pick up the Clear Creek National Recreation Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Restrooms closed.
Fees No fee
Permit Info: No wilderness permits are required for day or overnight stays in the Siskiyou Wilderness. A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please take all trash, garbage, fish guts and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only in parking lot and developed areas.
Closest Towns: Happy Camp 24 miles
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From Happy Camp go north on Indian Creek Rd/Forest Service Road 48 approx. 15 miles to Forest Road 18N33 on the left. Follow the signs on this gravel road to Forest Road 18N30, turn right and continue on to the trailhead and parking lot.


When parking overnight or for extended periods at trailheads always secure all food, packaging and ice chests in the trunk of your vehicle. Do not park in front of gates or partially obstruct a fire road.

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