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Red Rock Trail #5538

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4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,185' 666 m
Descent: -192' -59 m
High: 6,329' 1,929 m
Low: 4,328' 1,319 m

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Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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A trail in the Marble Mountain Wilderness, across large meadows, to stunning views from the Pacific Crest Trail.

Bruce Hope

Features Commonly Backpacked · Views · Wildflowers

The usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. There may also be additional wilderness-specific restrictions in force; check with the district office if in doubt. Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics. Camp 100 feet from fragile areas; bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites. This trail is usually closed by snow from November to June.

Description

This trail passes through the high mountain meadows in the Red Rock Valley. Cattle are often grazing the meadows during the summer months - you'll hear their bells clanking. It is a less crowded, and less steep, way than the Canyon Creek Trail to reach the PCT or the Sky High Lakes from the Lovers Camp Trailhead. It can be used to form a nice backpacking loop trip with the Canyon Creek Trail, with an overnight at Shadow Lake or one of the Sky High Lakes.

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Jul 4, 2019
Kevin Jantzer
Beautiful trail!
Sep 29, 2016
Bruce Hope

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#7382

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Aspen groves along the Red Rock Trail #5538
Nov 3, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
A small unnamed lake just off the Red Rock Trail
Nov 3, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
Higher up in the Red Rock Valley
Nov 3, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
One of the big meadows in the Red Rock Valley
Nov 3, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
Meadows and forest in the Red Rock Valley
Nov 3, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
Fall on Canyon Creek Trail in Marble Mountain Wilderness.
Oct 17, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA

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