Doe Flat Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 
4.25 miles 
Easy/moderate 
Trailhead elevation: 4500' 
Trail end elevation: 3200' 
Driving time: 1.2 hours 
 
Trailhead access from the Smith River NRA Visitor Center, 10600 US Highway 199, Gasquet, CA 95543: Travel east on Highway 199 for about 10 miles (mile post 24.85). Turn right at Little Jones Creek Road (aka FS 16 and FS 17N05) and stay on the paved road for about 10 miles to intersection of FS16N02. Turn left on 16N02 and drive about 3.5 miles; road ends at the trailhead.
 
NOTE: DUE TO ROAD DAMAGE CAUSED BY WINTER STORMS IN 2017, 17N05 (JAWBONE ROAD) IS CLOSED. ALL ACCESS MUST BE OBTAINED VIA SOUTH FORK ROAD AND 16N02 OVER SHIP MOUNTAIN. THIS ROUTE ADDS ABOUT 1 HOUR TO COMMUTE TO BEAR BASIN (APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS, 40 MILES ONE WAY). THIS IS THE ONLY ACCESS TO BEAR BASIN LOOKOUT AND PIERSON CABIN AT THIS TIME UNTIL THE ROAD CAN BE REPAIRED. 18 MILES OF THIS ROUTE IS NOT PAVED AND HAS AREAS OF WASHOUT. HIGH-CLEARANCE VECHILES OR 4X4 ADVISED.
 
Trail leads to Devil’s Punchbowl Trail and Trout Camp near the intersection with Clear Creek Trail. Buck Lake Trail branches off 1.5 miles from trailhead; wilderness hunting and fishing areas may also be accessed from this trail. Parking, 3 campsites and a vault toilet are at the trailhead. No water at trailhead.

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