Area Status: Open
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Mule Bridge trailhead is the start of the North Fork Trail which follows the north fork of the Salmon River deep into the Marble Mountains Wilderness. This trail roughly parallels the PCT and gets less use. The trailhead is adjacent to the Mule Bridge Horse Camp.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Restrooms closed
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. Do not tie horses to trees, living or dead. Do not tie horses to corral rails or posts. Keep horses away from the creek. Avoid damage to creek bank.
Closest Towns: Etna 24 miles
Water: Water for horses only, Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Etna, take the Sawyers Bar Rd for approx. 20 miles to the Idlewild campground. Take the dirt road from Idlewild 2 miles upstream to the Mule Bridge campground. The trailhead is on the north end of the campground.

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