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A trail through a botanically diverse conifer forest to remote lakes.


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Map Key

4.2

Miles

6.7

KM

Point to Point

6,462' 1,970 m

High

4,397' 1,340 m

Low

2,088' 636 m

Up

23' 7 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Swimming

Difficult to access in winter from November to June.

Description

A well-marked 4.2-mile long trail through diverse conifers to Big Duck Lake. The first mile up Duck Lake Trail is a steep climb to an old logging road where the trail levels out. An intersection to Horseshoe Lake and Eaton Lake is found at 2.4 miles in; Eaton Lake is a steep and hard to follow trail offering solitude for those willing to work for it. Beyond Big Duck Lake by 0.5 miles is Little Duck Lake.

Flora & Fauna

Nineteen species of conifers including the rare Brewer Spruce.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dara Zimmerman

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#804

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#8,972

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Big Duck Lake
Jul 26, 2018 near Fort Jones, CA
Mount Shasta from the Duck Lake Trail.
Aug 20, 2019 near Fort Jones, CA
On the old road that is now part of the Duck Lake Trail.
Aug 20, 2019 near Fort Jones, CA
Big Duck Lake
Aug 20, 2019 near Fort Jones, CA

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Sep 5, 2020
Anton Travinsky
8h 30m
Jul 17, 2020
Johanna DArcy
Trail is clear and well-used.
Jul 21, 2018
André S
3.7mi — 5h 00m
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