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Fishing: California > Klamath National Forest > Scott River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Deep Lake and Wright Lakes Trail

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Depending on access route.
Elevation: Varies
Length: Varies Varies with chosen access point.
Usage: Light
USGS Map: Boulder Peak

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General Description

Trails connect through from Canyon Creek and the less visited Back Meadows area in the Shackleford drainage. Trails to these lakes also connect with the difficult-to-find trailhead at Big Meadows or the very steep Boulder Creek Trail. Portions of this trail pass through extensive meadow area and can be quite obscure. This route offers access to fine lakes and miles of scenic and challenging trails. Expect to find cattle in the area.

Directions from Fort Jones: Directions vary with chosen access point. See directions to Shackleford, Boulder Creek, and Canyon Creek Trails.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late Spring through Early Winter .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Deep Lake & Wright Lakes Trail
ICON Hiking & Walking Deep Lake and Wright Lakes Trail
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Deep Lake
ICON Viewing Scenery Scott River Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Scott River Ranger District

Related Activities
Aspen Lake - There is no trail to this lake. It is located directly above and 750 feet higher than Deep Lake. Natural reproduction of brook trout occurs in this lake.

Canyon Creek Trail - The most popular trail in the Marble Mountain Wilderness, Canyon Creek Trail accesses Marble Valley and the Sky High Lakes from Lovers Camp.

Chinquapin Lake - There is no trail accessing this small lake. It is the third in a chain of four lakes situated just above Deep Lake.

Indian Scotty Campground - Indian Scotty is a large campground located 14 miles west of Fort Jones and eight miles from the major wilderness portal of Lover's Camp on the Scott River.

Lover's Camp Campground - Located west of Fort Jones at an elevation of 4,300 feet, Lover's Camp serves as a staging area for various trails that provide access to the Marble Mountain Wilderness.

Shackleford Creek Trail - This trailhead offers favored access to several of the most popular lakes in the Marble Mountain Wilderness and is second in popularity only to Canyon Creek.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Scott River Ranger DIstrict, 11263 N. Highway 3 , Fort Jones, CA, 96032-9702, Phone: 530-468-5351, Fax: 530-468-1290, TTY: 530-468-2783


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