Clear Creek NRT

Type: Backcountry
Length: 22.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: In the Klamath NF, follows Clear Creek S from Youngs Peak. Go W on SR 96 from Happy Camp 10 mi. Turn in on Rd. 15N32.
States: California
Counties: Siskiyou
Latitude: 41.729   Longitude: -123.5353

West of Happy Camp on Hwy 96 for 10 miles to Road 15 N. 32 to reach ten mile trailhead. Youngs Valley trailhead is accessed from Hwy 199 via Knopki Cr. Rd.


The Clear Creek NRT provides a North-South link through the center of the Siskiyou Wilderness. The trail starts at Youngs Valley to the north and follows along Clear Creek for 22 miles and provides access to great swimming and camping areas.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 7%
Elevation Low Point: 3,000
Elevation High Point: 5,000
Year Designated: 1979

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Patrick Garrahan
Happy Camp Ranger District
P.O. Box 377
Happy Camp , CA 96039
(503) 493-1718



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