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Backpacking Trinity Alps

July 16, 9:00 am - July 19, 12:00 pm

Sample the beauty, diversity and uniqueness of the Trinity Alps of the Klamath Mountains. The trip will begin in a relatively low elevation forest, proceeding past waterfalls, meadows, lakes, and granite peaks. Our destination will be Canyon Creek Lakes and Boulder Creek Lakes.

Bring sufficient gear and food for three nights/four days on the trail.

Meet at Canyon Creek trail head Tues July 16th 9am

Four days/ threes nights with base camp all three nights

Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous with some off-trail scrambles

Temps can be warm – hot in July, but mostly shaded route.

Distance: around 16 miles out and back

Begin around 3,800 feet and camp around 6,000 feet.

The first day will be the hardest around 8 miles and around 2,500 ft elevation gain. Lets allow several hours approach to our campsite as there are many scenic stops we can make on the way.

Water Sources: adequate along the way (need to treat/filter)

Utilize bear canister or hang food

Thunderstorms with some rain are always a possibility during the summer in this area.

Mosquitoes may be locally pesky.


The trail head is 12 miles north on Canyon Creek Road from the community of Junction City, which is located along State Hwy 299, a little over an hour west of Redding. Travel time to this area is around 7 -8 hours from the Monterey/Santa Cruz area, depending upon stops and traffic through the Bay Area.

Although Monday is not part of our backpacking trip, I put it in as a start day since we have an early morning start on Tuesday and long travel times. For Monday evening, there is a Forest Service Campground very near our trail head for anyone interested, Also, there are many campgrounds/motels in the Weaverville area.


At this point, the event is nearly full. But I do wish to create a wait list should there be openings. RSVP to the Waitlist. There is a limit of 10 people per the wilderness permit. Once you sign up for the waitlist, if I have not backpacked with you, I will email you some questions to attempt to ascertain your backpacking experience/availability for the trip.

Regarding participation in this event, you are responsible for your own safety and attendance is at your own risk. The organizer of the event does not assume any liability. In the event of injury or illness, assistance will, of course, be provided; but you should not expect professional level first aid or rescue from the organizer or any of the other attendees. Event Organizers are not professional guides, trip leaders, nor professional backpackers; nor trained nor qualified as such.

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July 16, 9:00 am
July 19, 12:00 pm
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Turnoff toTrailhead
State Highway 299
Junction City, CA 96048 us
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