South Kelsey Trail (#4E06)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

View of South Fork of Smith River from South Kelsey Trail between trailhead and Buck Creek

This historic route follows the South Fork of the Smith River for 8 miles and then steeply climbs another 5 miles to Baldy Peak. Water is scarce after leaving the South Fork. From Baldy Peak, the trail grade is moderate for 3 miles to Harrington Lake. The trail beyond Harrington Creek has not been maintained for several years. The trail may be difficult to follow and there are numerous downed trees. Crossing Eightmile and Harrrington Creek may only be passable during the dry season when water levels have dropped considerably.  Please contact the Smith River National Recreation Area for current water conditions.

Smith River NRA - Summit Valley/South Kelsey Trail Report, 7-2014 - PDF

Smith River NRA - Summit Valley/South Kelsey Trail Report, 7-2014 - Word

Summit Valley & South Kelsey Trail Report 9-2014 - Word

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17.0 miles in NRA plus 12 miles in Klamath National Forest

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1040 - 5775


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