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Section 1-3, Mile 0.0 to 156.9

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Trail Section
Section Overview
Mileage
Start Mile:0.0
End Mile:156.9
Distance:156.9
Elevation
Start Elevation:6861
End Elevation:4727
Min Elevation:1460
Avg Elevation:4418
Max Elevation:7552
Elevation Gain (approximate):34185
Elevation Loss (approximate):-36319
Net Elevation Change:-2134
Roads
Primary/Secondary roads crossed: 49
Other roads crossed: 6
State highways crossed: 3
Total roads crossed: 58
Popular Resupply
MileElevDFTName
DFT is straight line distance from trail departure point.
Climate
°F Mean Prc SWE %Cov Max
Jan 49/19 35 9.7 - - -
Feb 56/20 37 8.1 - - -
Mar 61/19 38 8.3 - - -
Apr 69/21 43 4.5 - - -
May 78/27 50 2.1 - - -
Jun 87/33 57 1.2 - - -
Jul 96/38 63 0.5 - - -
Aug 95/39 63 1.0 - - -
Sep 89/34 58 1.5 - - -
Oct 76/30 50 4.1 - - -
Nov 57/24 40 9.4 - - -
Dec 48/20 35 9.6 - - -
Min temp is minimum average low and high temp is maximum average high in section. Does not account for 'heat waves' or 'cold spells', may alter temp by 10-15° or more. Precip is not snow, SWE is 'Snow Water Equivalence' in inches, MAX is max SWE. Cover is average monthly percent of snow cover. No snow data for Aug, Sep, Oct. Snow data begins Nov 2003.
Section Elevation Range
RangeMiles%
1000-200012.07.7
2000-300038.124.3
3000-400030.619.5
4000-500021.914.0
5000-600020.713.2
6000-700025.616.3
7000-80008.05.1
Named Lakes/Wetlands/Glaciers
Name Mile DFT Acres Trail
Elev
Water
Elev
Square Lake 1.3 189 1 6984 7006
Caribou Lake 129.5 35 71 6839 6825
Lower Caribou Lake 130.4 495 24 6658 6513
Fish Lake 153.1 643 3 5976 5983
Within a quarter mile of trail. DFT is distance from trail in feet. Mile is closest trail mile to lake, not necessarily the best access. Acres is the area of the lake.
Named Drainages
MileElevName
2.2 7189 Slides Creek
16.5 5614 Robinson Creek
16.7 5738 Robinson Creek
16.7 5752 Robinson Creek
17.0 5905 Robinson Creek
35.9 2958 East Fork South Fork Trinity River
38.4 2917 Soap Creek
41.0 2718 Red Mountain Creek
45.4 2523 Smoky Creek
46.5 2621 North Fork Smoky Creek
47.8 3137 North Fork Smoky Creek
55.1 3621 Rattlesnake Creek
64.8 2494 Salt Creek
71.4 2306 Hayfork Creek
74.2 2365 Big Creek
78.8 2750 Big Creek
79.4 2808 Big Creek
79.5 2794 Big Creek
80.3 2911 Big Creek
80.4 2902 Donaldson Creek
81.7 3071 Big Creek
82.0 3103 Big Creek
82.2 3116 Big Creek
82.5 3140 Big Creek
82.6 3163 Big Creek
82.8 3192 Big Creek
83.2 3242 Big Creek
83.2 3242 Big Creek
83.3 3275 Big Creek
84.0 3374 Big Creek
84.6 3477 Big Creek
84.8 3529 East Fork Big Creek
85.3 3680 East Fork Big Creek
85.8 3894 East Fork Big Creek
88.7 3483 Soldier Creek
93.2 2176 Soldier Creek
93.8 1891 Soldier Creek
94.5 1701 Soldier Creek
97.5 1602 Mill Creek
98.6 1496 Trinity River
99.5 1464 Canyon Creek
102.0 1603 Canyon Creek
102.0 1623 Canyon Creek
102.4 1631 Canyon Creek
102.7 1657 Canyon Creek
102.9 1669 Canyon Creek
103.1 1691 Canyon Creek
108.2 2155 Canyon Creek
109.9 2419 Canyon Creek
110.8 2503 Canyon Creek
110.9 2521 Little East Fork Canyon Creek
112.0 2755 Canyon Creek
115.5 4359 Bear Creek
116.4 5080 Bear Creek
120.3 3513 Stuart Fork
121.7 3819 Salt Creek
122.2 3906 Deer Creek
138.2 4920 South Fork Salmon River
140.5 4914 Coffee Creek
141.0 4831 Coffee Creek
141.3 4793 Coffee Creek
142.4 4705 Coffee Creek
144.4 5434 North Fork Adams Creek
147.9 6659 Rush Creek
150.3 6885 South Fork Coffee Creek
153.8 5634 Fish Lake Creek
153.8 5634 Fish Lake Creek
154.3 5393 Fish Lake Creek
156.3 4775 East Fork South Fork Salmon River
Section Land Cover
TypeMiles%
evergreen74.5847.54
developed; open space35.7722.80
shrub/scrub31.4820.06
grassland/herbaceous6.153.92
mixed2.821.79
diciduous2.381.52
developed; low intensity1.270.81
woody wetlands0.740.47
perennial ice/snow0.730.46
developed; medium intensity0.350.22
barren0.260.16
developed; high intensity0.200.13
emergent herbaceous wetlands0.160.10
open water0.030.02
Section Tree Cover
TypeMiles%
California mixed conifer 139.3888.83
Red fir 7.454.75
No tree cover5.953.79
White fir 3.001.91
Canyon live oak-interior live oak0.750.48
Oregon white oak 0.360.23
Fire Perimeters
YearNameMiles%
2017 Buck 8.56 5.46
2017 Helena 5.38 3.43
2015 Fork Complex 2.36 1.51
2015 Fork Complex 0.98 0.63
2015 Fork Complex 3.35 2.13
2008 Meu Lightning Complex 0.89 0.57
2008 Yolla Bolly Complex 20.73 13.21
2008 Yolla Bolly Complex 9.04 5.76
2008 Lime Complex 9.29 5.92
2008 Iron And Alps Complexes 1.84 1.17
2008 Alps Complex 0.97 0.62
2008 Bear Wallow Complex 2.77 1.77
2006 Yolla Bolly Complex 0.28 0.18
2006 Kingsley Complex 0.28 0.18
2006 Bar Complex 0.01 0.00
2006 Caribou Complex 0.17 0.11
Public/Physical Boundary
TypeNameMiles%
Wilderness Trinity Alps Wilderness 37.5 23.9
Wilderness Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness 24.8 15.8
Forest Klamath National Forest 19.0 12.1
Forest Mendocino National Forest 15.2 9.7
Forest Shasta-Trinity National Forest 106.5 67.9
State California 156.9 100.0
County Siskiyou 18.8 12.0
County Tehama 13.3 8.4
County Trinity 124.8 79.6
Basin California Region 156.9 100.0
Physiographic Pacific Mountain System 156.9 100.0
Geology
AgeTypeMiles%
Devonian to Jurassic Argillite; Chert 51.3 32.7
Jurassic to Cretaceous Sandstone; Mudstone 23.1 14.7
Early Cretaceous Blueschist; Metasedimentary rock 22.2 14.2
Devonian Schist; Amphibolite 21.4 13.6
Jurassic to early Cretaceous Diorite; Quartz diorite 15.2 9.7
Pleistocene Glacial drift; 10.6 6.7
Pliocene to Holocene Alluvium; Terrace 5.3 3.4
Late Proterozoic(?) to Early Jurassic Peridotite; Serpentinite 3.6 2.3
Oligocene to Miocene Sandstone; Conglomerate 2.5 1.6
Triassic to Late Jurassic Slate; Graywacke 1.7 1.1
Holocene water; 0.1 0.1
Road Crossings
MileElevTypeName
34.1 3246 Pri/Sec Wild Mad Rd
50.4 4310 Pri/Sec Bramlet Rd
51.5 4437 Other Forest Rte 29N59
51.5 4437 Pri/Sec Upper South Fork Rd
52.6 4223 Other Forest Rte 29N81
53.4 4161 Pri/Sec 29N73
53.4 4161 Pri/Sec Lower Rattlesnake Rd
53.4 4161 Other Forest Rte 29
54.4 3784 Other Forest Rte 29
54.8 3645 Pri/Sec 30N29A
55.2 3645 Pri/Sec 29N68
56.0 3762 Pri/Sec 30N29B
57.0 3879 Pri/Sec 30N46
57.0 3909 State State Rte 36
57.8 3691 Pri/Sec Post Mtn Rd
58.8 3453 Other Forest Rte 30N36
60.5 3475 Pri/Sec Trinity Pines Dr
60.7 3316 Pri/Sec Forest Rd
63.5 2787 Pri/Sec Rattlesnake Rd
67.2 2446 Pri/Sec Mill Gulch Rd
67.2 2440 State State Rte 3
70.4 2329 Pri/Sec Atman Rd
70.4 2329 Pri/Sec Rourke Ranch Rd
70.8 2322 Pri/Sec Fetch St
71.4 2306 Pri/Sec Tule Creek Rd
71.5 2320 Pri/Sec Hyampom Rd
71.7 2321 Pri/Sec School Ave
71.7 2321 Pri/Sec Hwy 3 Enclave
72.0 2305 Pri/Sec Horse Water Ln
72.0 2305 Pri/Sec Main St
72.0 2305 Pri/Sec Town Sq
72.4 2321 Pri/Sec Manzanita Ave
72.5 2325 Pri/Sec Oak Ave
72.5 2325 Pri/Sec E Humboldt St
72.9 2331 Pri/Sec Reservoir Rd
72.9 2330 Pri/Sec Trinity St
73.1 2329 Pri/Sec Forest Ave
73.3 2345 Pri/Sec Old Airport Rd
74.2 2369 Pri/Sec Big Creek Rd
74.6 2414 Pri/Sec Rose Ln
75.0 2483 Pri/Sec Rose Ln
76.7 2623 Pri/Sec Farmer Ranch Rd
76.7 2623 Pri/Sec Big Creek Rd
85.1 3620 Other Forest Rte 33N47
86.7 4266 Pri/Sec Jeep Trl
86.9 4174 Pri/Sec Big Creek Rd
93.4 2089 Pri/Sec Soldier Creek Rd
95.0 1663 Pri/Sec Dutch Creek Rd
95.2 1676 Pri/Sec Chapman Ranch Rd
98.6 1496 Pri/Sec Red Hill Rd
99.2 1497 State State Rte 299
99.6 1492 Pri/Sec Dawson Rd
101.2 1579 Pri/Sec Power House Rd
101.3 1575 Pri/Sec Canyon Creek Rd
101.7 1590 Pri/Sec Caprine Rd
102.4 1660 Pri/Sec Lower Rd
138.5 5074 Pri/Sec Coffee Creek Rd
139.1 5073 Pri/Sec Coffee Creek Rd
Passes/Gaps
NameElevMile
West Low Gap 4530 28.8
Lightning Strikes
AvgMax
Feb 1 1
Mar 4 14
Apr 2 8
May 4 27
Jun 5 29
Jul 7 41
Aug 5 37
Sep 3 36
Oct 2 9
Nov 1 1
Dec 2 3
Near trail lightning strikes
Shelters
NameElevMile
Waypoint Detail
Desc Mile DTN DTP NW Elev LPL HPL Comment
Mendocino National Forest
Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness
Tehama
Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness 0.0 0.9 0.0 6860 6861 6861 Ides Cove to FS 30
Spring 0.9 0.4 0.9 7004 6873 7103
Square Lake 1.3 0.9 0.4 6984 6958 7046
Slides Creek 2.2 5.2 0.9 7188 6984 7189
Spring 7.4 1.2 5.2 6466 6299 7487
Trinity 8.6 1.5 1.2 6765 6451 6958
Vinegar Peak 10.1 1.6 1.5 6564 6415 6764
Shasta-Trinity National Forest 11.7 4.8 1.6 6233 6046 6588
Robinson Creek 16.5 0.2 4.8 5613 5597 6235
Robinson Creek
Robinson Creek 16.7 0.3 0.0 5751 5738 5752
Robinson Creek 17.0 1.2 0.3 5905 5752 5889
Chicago Spring 18.2 1.9 1.2 5941 5894 6177
North Yolla Bolly Spring 20.1 8.7 1.9 6158 5661 6159
West Low Gap 28.8 5.3 8.7 4530 4525 6342
Wild Mad Rd
Trinity River Region 34.1 0.0 5.3 3244 3246 3246 FS 30 to Junction City
East Fork South Fork Trinity River 35.9 2.5 1.8 2959 2949 3246
Soap Creek 38.4 2.6 2.5 2916 2917 3138
Red Mountain Creek 41.0 4.4 2.6 2716 2714 2930
Smoky Creek 45.4 1.1 4.4 2522 2525 2967
North Fork Smoky Creek 46.5 1.3 1.1 2621 2523 2630
North Fork Smoky Creek 47.8 2.6 1.3 3136 2621 3332
Bramlet Rd 50.4 1.1 2.6 4311 3137 4310
Upper South Fork Rd 51.5 0.0 1.1 4435 4310 4454
Forest Rte 29N59
Forest Rte 29N81 52.6 0.8 1.1 4222 4166 4437
Forest Rte 29
29N73
Lower Rattlesnake Rd 53.4 0.8 0.0 4160
Forest Rte 29 54.2 0.2 0.8 3838 3857 4161
Forest Rte 29 54.4 0.4 0.2 3782 3790 3838
30N29A 54.8 0.3 0.0 3645 3670 3784
2015 Fork Complex Fire
Rattlesnake Creek 55.1 0.1 0.3 3622 3571 3645
29N68 55.2 0.8 0.1 3645 3621 3645
30N29B 56.0 1.0 0.8 3763 3634 3818
30N46
State Rte 36 57.0 0.0 1.0 3907
Post Mtn Rd 57.8 1.0 0.8 3690 3711 3909
Forest Rte 30N36 58.8 1.7 1.0 3451 3449 3691
Trinity Pines Dr 60.5 0.2 1.7 3474 3419 3546
Forest Rd 60.7 2.8 0.2 3316 3437 3475
Rattlesnake Rd 63.5 1.3 2.8 2785
Salt Creek 64.8 2.0 1.3 2493 2499 2787
2015 Fork Complex Fire 66.8 0.4 2.0 2467 2466 2531
Mill Gulch Rd 67.2 0.0 0.4 2447 2446 2469
State Rte 3
Shasta-Trinity National Forest 68.8 1.6 1.6 2352 2353 2461
Rourke Ranch Rd 70.4 0.0 1.6 2329
Atman Rd
Fetch St 70.8 0.6 0.4 2322 2327 2330
Tule Creek Rd
Hayfork Creek 71.4 0.0 0.6 2306
Hyampom Rd 71.5 0.2 0.1 2319 2306 2306
School Ave
Hwy 3 Enclave 71.7 0.3 0.0 2319 2321 2321
Town Sq
Horse Water Ln 72.0 0.0 0.3 2306 2321 2321
Main St
Manzanita Ave 72.4 0.1 0.4 2319 2305 2321
Oak Ave
E Humboldt St 72.5 0.4 0.0 2326
Reservoir Rd
Trinity St 72.9 0.2 0.0 2329 2330 2331
Forest Ave 73.1 0.2 0.2 2329 2329 2330
Old Airport Rd 73.3 0.9 0.2 2345 2329 2329
Forest Rte 16 74.2 0.4 0.0 2368 2365 2369
Big Creek
Rose Ln 74.6 0.4 0.4 2414 2369 2414
Woods Ln 75.0 1.7 0.4 2483 2414 2483
Big Creek Rd
Farmer Ranch Rd 76.7 2.1 0.0 2621 2483 2587
Big Creek 78.8 0.6 2.1 2749 2605 2780
Big Creek 79.4 0.1 0.6 2808 2750 2798
Big Creek 79.5 0.8 0.1 2795 2808 2808
Big Creek 80.3 0.1 0.8 2910 2794 2911
Donaldson Creek 80.4 1.3 0.1 2903 2887 2911
Big Creek 81.7 0.3 1.3 3070 2902 3071
Big Creek 82.0 0.2 0.3 3103 3071 3110
Big Creek 82.2 0.3 0.2 3116 3103 3122
Big Creek 82.5 0.1 0.3 3139 3114 3146
Big Creek 82.6 0.2 0.1 3162 3140 3163
Big Creek 82.8 0.4 0.2 3192 3163 3192
Big Creek 83.2 0.0 0.4 3241 3192 3253
Big Creek
Big Creek 83.3 0.7 0.1 3274 3242 3251
Big Creek 84.0 0.6 0.7 3372 3275 3396
Big Creek 84.6 0.2 0.6 3477 3371 3499
East Fork Big Creek 84.8 0.3 0.2 3530 3477 3521
Forest Rte 33N47 85.1 0.2 0.3 3618 3529 3586
East Fork Big Creek 85.3 0.5 0.2 3681 3620 3690
East Fork Big Creek 85.8 0.9 0.5 3894 3680 3850
Hayfork Divide 86.7 0.2 0.9 4265 3892 4207
Big Creek Rd 86.9 1.8 0.2 4173 4224 4266
Soldier Creek 88.7 4.5 1.8 3484 3505 4174
Soldier Creek 93.2 0.2 4.5 2175 2203 3498
Soldier Creek Rd 93.4 0.4 0.2 2089 2089 2176
Soldier Creek 93.8 0.7 0.4 1889 1891 2089
Soldier Creek 94.5 0.5 0.7 1699 1701 1891
Dutch Creek Rd 95.0 0.2 0.5 1663 1619 1701
Chapman Ranch Rd 95.2 2.3 0.2 1676 1663 1676
Mill Creek 97.5 1.1 2.3 1601 1594 1744
Red Hill Rd
Trinity River 98.6 0.0 1.1 1496 1496 1496
Trinity Alps Wilderness Region 99.0 0.2 0.4 1482 1478 1496 Junction City to Trail Creek Campground
State Rte 299 99.2 0.3 0.2 1496 1482 1497
Canyon Creek 99.5 0.1 0.3 1463 1460 1497
Dawson Rd 99.6 1.6 0.1 1492 1464 1492
Power House Rd 101.2 0.1 1.6 1578 1480 1568
Canyon Creek Rd 101.3 0.4 0.1 1574 1579 1579
Caprine Rd 101.7 0.3 0.4 1591 1575 1601
Canyon Creek 102.0 0.0 0.3 1604 1590 1665
Canyon Creek
Trinity Alps Wilderness 102.2 0.2 0.2 1650 1619 1634
Lower Rd 102.4 0.3 0.0 1660 1631 1631
Canyon Creek
Canyon Creek 102.7 0.2 0.3 1656 1637 1749
Canyon Creek 102.9 0.2 0.2 1669 1657 1724
Canyon Creek 103.1 5.1 0.2 1689 1669 1680
Canyon Creek 108.2 1.7 5.1 2155 1691 2201
Canyon Creek 109.9 0.9 1.7 2417 2147 2548
Canyon Creek 110.8 0.1 0.9 2503 2384 2541
Little East Fork Canyon Creek 110.9 1.1 0.1 2519 2503 2521
Canyon Creek 112.0 3.5 1.1 2755 2521 2727
Bear Creek 115.5 0.9 3.5 4360 2755 4370
Bear Creek 116.4 3.1 0.9 5078 4359 5115
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Trinity Alps Wilderness
Trinity 119.5 0.0 3.1 4071 4072 4072
Stuart Fork 120.3 1.4 0.8 3513 3513 4072
Salt Creek 121.7 0.5 1.4 3818 3513 3842
Deer Creek 122.2 6.3 0.5 3907 3804 4018
Siskiyou 128.5 0.1 6.3 7362 3906 7377
Klamath National Forest 128.6 0.9 0.1 7536 7361 7467
Caribou Lake 129.5 0.3 0.9 6840 6848 7552
Lake/pond/tank 129.8 0.1 0.3 6853 6839 6878
Lake/pond/tank 129.9 0.1 0.0 6847 6841 6855
Lake/pond/tank
Lake/pond/tank 130.0 0.1 0.1 6843 6845 6845
Lake/pond/tank 130.1 0.3 0.1 6745 6796 6843
Snowslide Lake 130.4 0.6 0.3 6656 6658 6795
Spring 131.0 7.2 0.6 6981 6658 6980
South Fork Salmon River 138.2 0.3 7.2 4921 4920 7209
Coffee Creek Rd 138.5 0.6 0.3 5075 4920 5074
Coffee Creek Rd 139.1 1.4 0.6 5072 5061 5129
Coffee Creek 140.5 0.5 1.4 4914 4914 5073
Coffee Creek 141.0 0.3 0.5 4829 4835 4914
Coffee Creek 141.3 1.1 0.3 4793 4787 4832
Coffee Creek 142.4 0.7 1.1 4704 4695 4793
Lady Gulch 143.1 1.3 0.7 4619 4572 4705
North Fork Adams Creek 144.4 3.5 1.3 5433 4619 5523
Rush Creek
Spring 147.9 0.0 3.5 6660
South Fork Coffee Creek 150.3 3.5 2.4 6886 6659 7091
Fish Lake Creek
Fish Lake Creek 153.8 0.5 0.0 5633 5634 5634
Fish Lake Creek 154.3 2.0 0.5 5393 5393 5634
East Fork South Fork Salmon River 156.3 2.0 4773 4775 5393
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