Klamath National Forest

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General Information

This is a tremendously large forest in Northern California that sprawls throughout over 2 million acres of land across the border with Oregon.


We currently do not have any record of trailheads in this park.

Routes and Trails You Can Travel

We currently do not have any record of good routes in this park.


The western part of the forest has many hills, ridges and mountains. Hikers who enjoy hiking uphill will find this terrain absolutely delightful. Plus, as most experienced hikers know, the higher they hike, the less people they tend to encounter. And that makes for a pretty peaceful and scenic experience at the top of the summits - unless you are exhausted from all that up-hill walking.

If you do trek that high up, make sure you have a means to communicate with the rest of the world in case you get injured or encounter dangerous wildlife and need help. But I digress. The mountainous terrain will give you a great workout if that is what you are looking for.

At some points the elevation is just under 9000 feet. That is some serious hiking!


There are over 1000 (yes one thousand) miles of trails in the forest. Some of the trails are multi-use, but surely there is something for everyone: bikers, equestrians, and hikers.

Climate and Weather

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Klamath National Forest is known for its diverse wildlife. There are plenty of large animals, different species of birds and many different species of plants.

There are said to be over 400 species of different animals that make their home in the park. Some of the most eye-popping and at times dangerous are bears, different types of elk, bobcats, mountain lions, and even the bald eagle.


The forest is known as an amazing and diverse habitat of many different types of birds who either migrate through the forest at certain times of the year, or make it their home throughout the entire year.

The bald eagle can be spotted in the forest. There are many different birds of prey. Some of the commonly seen birds are large flocks of migrating waterfowl, sandhill cranes, and many others.



There is one much talked about plant called the Siskiyou Mariposa Lily which grows only at Klamath Forest and can not be found anywhere else on earth.

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Driving Directions

Highway 5 runs through the forest so if you are driving from either south or north, most likely highway 5 will get you to your hiking trailhead or camp ground.

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Hiking or Walking Groups Nearby

Group Name: greatest view hiking

Group Description: Going hiking journey to beautiful mountain and vast lakes and see new creeks never found by any one else

Upcoming Hikes

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Past Hikes

Girlfriend Get Away: Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, Northern California | 94 km away

Date: Saturday, 7-23-2011

Description: Get a chance to gain a solid foundation of backpacking skills while exploring lush meadows, alpine lakes, glacier fed creeks, and awe-inspiring mountains. The hiking itinerary is manageable, so we can enjoy ourselves in this gorgeous alpine environment! Go to: http://roamthewoods.com/Trinity.html for more details or www.roamthewoods.com

Girlfriend Getaway: Lassen Volcanic National Park Week Long Backpacking Adventure | 94 km away

Date: Saturday, 9-17-2011

Description: Come join us for the week in Lassen National Park. The southernmost portion of the Cascade Range will be our classroom for the week. Enjoy solitude and camaraderie in a back country few wander into, while reveling in the awe-inspiring geologic features Lassen is home to. Please contact the organizer for more details or visit www.roamthewoods.com.

great oasis of views | 59.9 km away

Date: Saturday, 11-3-2012

Description: Beautiful fall trees,views and vast lakes.

Liver Life Challenge Mount Shasta Climb | 31.6 km away

Date: Friday, 6-7-2013

Description: The American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Challenge Mount Shasta Climb offers a ticket to stand on the summit of the second largest volcano in the U.S. Our team trainings and fundraising program will lead you to the top with guidance, training and tools for success. From the moment you meet your climb team through the end of your Mount Shasta journey, the Liver Life Challenge Mount Shasta Climb will be an unforgettable, transforming experience for you while benefiting the those living with liver disease. Benefits of our Liver Life Challenge program include: Expert Mountain Guides. Our Mount Shasta guides have climbed, skied, explored the mountain and are the local professional choice. They are skilled climbers as well as fun and enjoyable team members who believe in providing the highest quality adventure while helping you achieve your goals. Team Trainings. Sweat it out with fellow hikers and encourage each other to reach the summit. We make climbing a team sport!. Hote ....