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Multiple Trails Closed in Klamath NF

pacific crest trail signYREKA, Ca. — Officials with the Klamath National Forest are reporting Friday that two lightning caused wildfires are prompting them to close portions of trails on the Klamath National Forest, including Shackleford Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. The closures are necessary for trail user safety as well as fire fighter safety during effort to suppress wildfires.

The Shackleford Trail is in close proximity to the Log Fire, which is estimated to be at 317 acres. It’s burning in the Shackleford Creek and Mill Creek drainage west of Fort Jones, Ca. Starting Friday, Shackleford Rd. will be closed from mile marker one to its terminus at the Shackleford Trailhead.

The Whites Fire, estimated at 1,300 acres in size is close to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and a number of trails feeding into the PCT. Therefore, according to the Klamath National Forest, the following trails will be closed:

  1. PCT (Forest Trail 2000) is closed from its junction with County Road 1C02 at Carter Meadows Summit north to its junction with County Road 1C01 at Etna Summit.
  2. Trail Creek Trail (Forest Trail No. 5521) from Forest Road 39N06 to it junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (Forest Trail 2000).
  3. Deacon Lee Trail (Forest Trail No. 5436 and 5519) from the Deacon Lee Trailhead to its junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (Forest Trail 2000).
  4. East Whites Trail (Forest Trail No. 5446) from the Timber Camp Trailhead to its junction with the Deacon Lee Trail (Forest Trail No. 5436).
  5. South Russian Creek Trail (Forest Trail No. 5453) from the South Russian Trailhead to its junction with the Deacon Lee Trail (Forest Trail No. 5436).
  6. Horse Range Trail (forest Trail No. 5450) from the Music Creek Trailhead to its junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (Forest Trail 2000).
  7. Taylor Lake Trail (Forest Trail No. 5439) from the Taylor Lake Trailhead to its terminus at Taylor Lake.
  8. Hogan Lake Trail (Forest Trail No. 5451) from its junction with the Taylor Lake Trail (Forest Trail No. 5439) to its terminus at Hogan Lake

Maps and description of the closed trails are available at the Klamath National Forest offices in Yreka, Fort Jones, Happy Camp, and Macdoel, CA as well as online at
http://www.fs.usda.gov/klamath/

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