Shackleford Creek Trail Horseback Riding

The 80th most popular equestrian trail in California.

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Near Grants Pass, the Shackleford Creek Trail is a 5.5 mile route heading southeast into the Marble Mountains Wilderness Area that is open to horseback riding. The main trailhead has plenty of room for horse trailers and the trailhead has corrals with hitching posts. The Shackleford Creek Trail is not too difficult, but there are a couple steep sections on the way up to the high mountain lakes (Campbell Lake, Cliff Lake, Log Lake and Summit Lake). The route ends at the Pacific Crest Trail.

To reach the Shackleford Creek Trail trailhead from Fort Jones, head west on CR7F01 for 6 miles. Turn on secondary county road crossing Meamber Bridge and then veer south at Meamber School. Continue for 1 mile and veer right at fork in road. Continue for 3 miles to FS 43N21. Turn on FS 43N21 for 6 miles to Shackleford Campground.

Overall, Shackleford Creek Trail is the 80th most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Shackleford Creek Trail including Humboldt Redwoods State Park, King Crest Horse Trail, Horse Ridge Trail, Forks Of Blue Creek Trail, Orleans Mountain Trail and Somes Mountain Trail.

Shackleford Creek Trail in Klamath NF (CA/US)

Shackleford Creek Trail in Klamath NF (CA/US)


Local Contact(s):  Klamath National Forest (530) 842-6131; CA Visitors (800) GOCALIF.

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Shackleford Campground

Luxury Loding:  Historic Requa Inn, Klamath

Breakfast Restaurant:  Seiad Valley Cafe

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/8/2016

ID:  22422


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