U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Arcata Field Office|
Headwaters Salmon Pass Trail
On November 1, 2014, the BLM closed the Salmon Pass Trail for the winter due to wet trail conditions. We anticipate re-opening the trail in early May 2015.
The BLM's partners at Discover the Redwoods have developed a new online calendar system for Salmon Pass Trail tours.
How to get there: To get to the Salmon Pass Trail, contact the BLM at (707) 825-2300 or use the new online calendar system to reserve a spot on a guided hike. Hikes can be scheduled between May 15 and November 15 (weather permitting). The Salmon Pass Trailhead is located outside the city of Fortuna.
Trail Information: The first ½ mile passes through a young to mid-aged forest with views of restored watershed areas. The next 2 miles ascend through the old-growth redwood forest with a view across Salmon Creek to the largest stand of Douglas-fir within the Reserve. The trail then loops back as it descends through the old-growth.
Distance: The entire roundtrip is approximately 3 miles.
Difficulty: This hike is considered moderately strenuous and takes 3 to 4 hours.