Carter Meadows Summit Trailhead


Area Status: Open

The Pacific Crest Trail crosses the Callahan-Cecilville Road (County Rd. 1C02) at Carter Summit.  The trailhead has a small parking area and a trailhead information kiosk.  The Pacific Crest Trail northbound provides access to the Russian Wilderness.  The Pacific Crest Trail southbound provides access to the Trinity Alps Wilderness.

Trails into higher elevations may have snow well into June.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/26/2024 Trailhead is accessible but trails may be snow covered.
Operated By: US Forest Service

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Day Hiking

The Pacific Crest Trail crosses Callahan Cecilville Road here at Carter Meadows Summit. Head north for the Russian Wilderness and southeast to the Trinity Alps Wilderness and eventually the Shasta National Forest. There are many side trails for day hikes and beautiful mountain lakes to visit along the way.
Fire Information A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside the developed campground. 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 Callahan Cecilville Road here at Carter Meadows Summit. Head north for the Russian Wilderness and southeast to the Trinity Alps Wilderness and eventually the Shasta National Forest. There are many side trails and beautiful mountain lakes to visit along the way.
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

Lovely views of the Trinity Alps Wilderness.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.2197

  Longitude : 
-122.8984