Salmon Pass Trailhead


Bureau of Land Management Arcata Field Office Arcata, CA 95521

40.6241, -124.1011
The Salmon Pass Trail is located in the southern part of the Headwaters Forest Reserve, and is accessible only through BLM led guided hikes. This trail is located near the city of Fortuna.

Salmon Pass Trailhead

The Salmon Pass Trail (south end) is accessible for guided hikes only. Guided hikes can be scheduled between May 15 and November 15 (weather permitting) by requesting a tour online at the Headwaters Forest Preserve website or by contacting the BLM Arcata Field Office at 707-825-2300.

The first 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 and difficulty: This 2 1/2 mile hike is considered moderately strenuous and takes 3 to 4 hours.

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