South Emerson Trailhead

Area Status: Unknown

This trailhead and Emerson Campground are located at the end of Forest Road 40, off Co. Rd. 1 just south of Eagleville.

Both South and North Emerson Trailheads start from here.  These trails form a loop as well as give access to the eastern slopes of the South Warner Wilderness and Owl Creek Trail.  A suggestion would be to take the South Emerson Trail going up and return via the North Emerson Trail.

Bear Camp Flat Trail connects with the South Emerson Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/10/2022: Conditions unknown
Fees: No fee.
Restrictions: 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.
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: US Forest Service



South Emerson Trail is 1.5 miles to where is junctions with North Emerson Trail. A good day hike, this trail is heavy timber throughout the trail length.  Connects with Bear Camp Flat Trail and North Emerson Trail which then continues to South Emerson Lake and Summit Trail.

Fire Information A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside of developed areas. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.

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