Chetco Divide / Vulcan Peak Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

There is a bulletin board/registration box in the parking lot.

Provides access to:


  • No picnic table
  • No fire pit
  • No drinking water
  • Vault toilet
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Visitors to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness should be advised that trail conditions may vary, depending on the level of maintenance performed in the years after the Biscuit (2002), Chetco Bar (2017) and Klondike (2018) Fires. Due to the scales of these fires, and the rugged and remote conditions in the Kalmiopsis, trail work, while ongoing, has not been performed on all the trails within the fire perimeters. Visitors may find downed trees across the trails, dense vegetation where shrubs have grown in after the fire, and unmarked trail junctions in some places. Please check with the Gold Beach or Wild Rivers Ranger Districts before your visit for trail conditions. Additionally, you can visit the�Siskiyou Mountain Club's page, a local group who performs much of the�trail maintenance in wilderness areas.
Open Season: 03/27/20 - 09/30/20
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
Closest Towns:
  • Brookings, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Gold Beach Ranger District

General Information


From Brookings, Oregon, take Highway 101 south for 0.5 mile and go left on County Road 784 (North Bank Chetco River Road) and follow for about 15 miles. Then stay left on Forest Road 1376. Take a right onto Forest Road 1909 (Red Mountain Road). Follow Forest Road 1909 to Forest Road 1909-261 and follow the 261 spur to the trailhead.

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