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This trail is a spectacular but gentle climb along the North Fork Salmon River through old-growth forest to alpine lakes


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Map Key

19.4

Miles

31.2

KM

Point to Point

7,165' 2,184 m

High

2,647' 807 m

Low

4,825' 1,471 m

Up

1,423' 434 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Wildflowers

Generally accessible in May to October.

Description

This hidden-gem of a trail is a singletrack dirt trail that follows the scenic North Fork Salmon River through beautiful old-growth forest. Campsites, swim holes, and water supply creeks are abundant. The trail is easy to follow and has a relatively gentle climb up to the English Peak area of Marble Mountain Wilderness. The trail is the longest but least difficult trail to reach the English Peak area from Salmon River Road near Sawyers Bar, CA. The English Peak area has many alpine lakes with spectacular views in every direction. This trail is known for access to world-class salmon fishing in the tributaries of the North Fork Salmon River.

On some maps, the North Fork Trail continues past English Peak and into the Little North Fork drainage, however this section of trail is referred to as the Little North Fork Trail.

NOTE: This area burned in 2017.

Flora & Fauna

Old growth forest, bear, deer, eagles, hawks.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dara Zimmerman

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#625

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#7,569

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North Fork Salmon Trail in Marble Mountain Wilderness.
Aug 1, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
View of North Fork Salmon River from North Fork Salmon Trail in Marble Mountain Wilderness.
Aug 1, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA

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Aug 16, 2018
Derek Jenson
Great camping spot nearby a signpost. 7.9mi
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