Hiking The Summit Trail

The 62nd most popular hiking trail in California.

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Northeast of Redding and Alturas, the Summit Trail is a 22 mile route along the Warner Mountain ridge in the South Warner Wilderness Area.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Altruas, head east on CR58 (Parker Creek Road) for about 22 miles. The trail turns off on the right heading south.

The Owl Creek Trail runs parallel to the Summit Trail just to the east.

Overall, Summit Trail is the 62nd most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Summit Trail including Western States Trail, Salmon Falls Trail, Foothills Divide, Owl Creek Trail, Empire Mine State Park and Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.


Local Contact(s):  Modoc National Forest (530) 279-6116; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes In Northern California" from John Soares

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/modoc/

GPS:  41.45091, -120.24448

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  7/25/2016

ID:  14964


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