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Hiking & Walking: California > Shasta-Trinity National Forests > Big Bar Ranger District

Quick Facts

Battle Creek Trail

Length: 4 Miles (6.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 8E19

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General Description

Originating at the Slide Creek Trail near the site of Maysville, this trail heads west and north to meet the Salmon Summit Trail. This is a main tie-through trail connecting the Slide Creek, Battle Creek, Eagle Creek and Salmon Summit trails.

Directions from Denny: This trail is accessed at the New River Trailhead which can be reached from Denny via County Road 402 and Forest Road 7N15. Originating at the Slide Creek Trail near the site of Maysville.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Slide Creek, Eagle Creek & Salmon Summit Trails
ICON Hiking & Walking Battle Creek Trail
ICON Viewing Scenery Big Bar Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Big Bar Ranger District

Related Activities
Eagle Creek Trail - Beginning about 2.5 miles up the Slide Creek Trail at the confluence of the Slide Creek and Eagle Creek, this trail heads off to the north, paralleling and crossing Eagle Creek at several locations.

New River Backcountry General Forest Area - The New River Drainage encompasses about 144,000 acres of forested mountains often referred to as the "Green Trinities", 97,800 acres of which lies within the Trinity Alps Wilderness.

New River Trail - This trail begins at the New River trailhead and follows the New River northward for about 3.0 miles to a junction with the Virgin Creek and Slide Creek trails.

New River Trailhead - Four main trailheads on the Big Bar Ranger District access the New River Backcountry. These are the New River, East Fork New River (Pony Buttes), Jim Jam and Green Mountain (Limestone) trailheads.

Salmon Summit Trail - This trail extends along the crest of the Salmon Mountains, encompassing the whole of the upper New River Drainage. it is the main access route from trailheads on the Klamath National Forest.

Slide Creek Trail - Beginning where the New River Trail ends, the Slide Creek Trail extends 9.5 miles into the heart of this once active mining area. The trail passes several historic sites.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Big Bar Ranger District, Star Route 1, Box 10 , Big Bar, CA, 96010, Phone: 530-623-6106, TTY: 530-623-6129


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