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Redding: Albert Lakes via PCT

CA

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Distance: 4.8 miles


This 9.6-mile overnight in the Russian Wilderness is pine-studded, alpine lake-riddled, and in-your-dreams beautiful.
  • Big Blue and Scenic Views
  • Paynes Lake Alpenglow
  • Upper Albert Lake
  • Snowy Shasta from the Russian Wilderness
  • Lower Albert Lake
  • Paynes Lake Before Sunrise

TO TRAILHEAD: I-5 N to Yreka, then S on CA 3 to Etna. Turn R onto Sawyers Bar Rd. (Siskiyou CR IC01); drive 19 mi. S to Idlewild Campground. Turn R onto FR 40N54 and go 9.4 miles to Music Creek trailhead parking lot.

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