Etna Summit Trailhead


Area Status: Open

The Pacific Crest Trail crosses County Road 1C01 at Etna Summit (5960'). The trail heads north into the Marble Mountain Wilderness and south into the Russian Wilderness. This area has great views and cooler temperatures than the Scott Valley below. There is parking available.

 Due to elevation, accessibility determined by snow levels.

At a Glance

Fees: No fee
Permit Info: 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: Etna 12 miles
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Etna travel south on county road 1C01 approx 12 miles to the summit.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Day Hiking

The Pacific Crest Trail crosses County Road 1C01 at Etna Summit (5960'). The trail heads north into the Marble Mountain Wilderness and south into the Russian Wilderness.
Fire Information 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.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Backpacking

The Pacific Crest Trail crosses County Road 1C01 at Etna Summit (5960'). The trail heads north into the Marble Mountain Wilderness and south into the Russian Wilderness.
Fire Information 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.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Viewing Scenery

Beautiful views of the Marble Mountain Wilderness and Russian Wilderness.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.3946

  Longitude : 
-122.9938

  Elevation : 
5960'