BigFoot Trail 2020

The BigFoot Trail (BFT) begins in the Yolla Bolly wilderness west of Redding CA, and travels 359 miles (577km) north-westward through the Klamath Mountains, briefly crossing into Oregon. The Trail passes through five National Forests, six Wilderness areas (Yolla Bolly, Trinity Alps, Russian, Marble Mountain, Red Buttes, Siskiyou), a National Park (Redwood), and traverses three Wild and Scenic rivers, before it ends at Crescent City CA. The route was conceived in 2009, and follows existing trails (including 40 miles of the PCT), dirt roads, and paved roads. The hiking season is generally from May thru October, as most of the trail is below 7,000ft elevation, with the highest point at 7,822ft/2384m. The major focus along the trail is the diversity of conifer trees, with 32 species to be found. Identifying flora is not a skill of mine, so I hope I can find at least half of them!


Daily Blog Posts:

Day 0: Getting Ready for Bigfoot Trail

Traveling to the Bigfoot Trail

Day 1: The ocean and the Redwoods

Day 2: South fork Smith River

Day 3: Mt Baldy and hotness

Day 4: Clear Creek and People

Day 5: Bushwhacks and Roadwalks

Day 6: Foggy start, Ridge-y Finish

Day 7: Seiad Valley

Day 8: Endless Uphill

Day 9: Down, Swim, Up

Day 10: Easy Day

Day 11: Alpine Lakes

Day 12: Packers Peak and Steep Downs

Day 13: Longer than Expected

Day 14: Junction City

Day 15: Hayfork

Day 16: Hotwalkin’

Day 17: Up and Up to Yolla Bolly

Day 18: Ides Cove Finish

Double Zero: Bigfoot Trail to Sierra High Route