Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 28

QUINCY-LAPORTE ROAD to OROVILLE-QUINCY HIGHWAY: This 29.8-mile leg skirts crumbled lava flows and the churning Middle Fork Feather River, where delightful riverside pools offer ample sunbathing and swimming.
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QUINCY-LAPORTE ROAD to OROVILLE-QUINCY HIGHWAY: This 29.8-mile leg skirts crumbled lava flows and the churning Middle Fork Feather River, where delightful riverside pools offer ample sunbathing and swimming.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 47.9

Waypoints

PCT740

Location: 39.7822341918945, -120.891571044922

Paved Quincy-Laporte Rd.; parking is available; PCT continues up side road due N

PCT742

Location: 39.7818183898926, -120.902870178223

Resume trail tread after walking the road

PCT743

Location: 39.7701988220215, -120.961616516113

White gravel road

PCT744

Location: 39.7669830322266, -120.98518371582

Trail to Little Grass Valley Reservoir

PCT745

Location: 39.76806640625, -120.989067077637

Cross dirt road

PCT746

Location: 39.7792663574219, -121.006401062012

Dirt road with water to L

PCT747

Location: 39.7848320007324, -121.003631591797

Fowler Lake road

PCT748

Location: 39.7956504821777, -121.036231994629

Wide dirt road

PCT749

Location: 39.804084777832, -121.046012878418

Wide dirt road

PCT750

Location: 39.8047981262207, -121.042602539062

Trail junction with a spring nearby

PCT751

Location: 39.8074340820312, -121.045379638672

Bridge over North Fork Feather River; great swimming on S side and beach camping on N side

PCT752

Location: 39.808349609375, -121.055816650391

Cross dirt road

PCT753

Location: 39.817268371582, -121.06746673584

Creek

PCT754

Location: 39.821231842041, -121.07869720459

Bear Creek

PCT755

Location: 39.8158493041992, -121.079551696777

Creek

PCT756

Location: 39.8117179870606, -121.08903503418

Creek

PCT757

Location: 39.8165168762207, -121.09561920166

Creek

PCT758

Location: 39.8175315856934, -121.095352172852

Spring

PCT759

Location: 39.8302001953125, -121.111846923828

Spring

PCT760

Location: 39.8336486816406, -121.114486694336

Lookout Rock

PCT761

Location: 39.8420333862305, -121.117530822754

Dirt road intersection

PCT762

Location: 39.8525161743164, -121.13330078125

Dirt road intersection

PCT763

Location: 39.857982635498, -121.134033203125

Creeklet

PCT764

Location: 39.8585014343262, -121.131950378418

Big Creek Road and creek

PCT765

Location: 39.8615989685059, -121.128196716309

Cross dirt road

PCT766

Location: 39.8633346557617, -121.125915527344

Creeklet

PCT767

Location: 39.8699684143066, -121.126449584961

Creeklet

PCT768

Location: 39.8717651367188, -121.122230529785

Creeklet

PCT769

Location: 39.8757019042969, -121.119750976562

Creek

PCT770

Location: 39.8839340209961, -121.116996765137

Trickling spring

PCT771

Location: 39.8990287780762, -121.120277404785

Bucks Summit on Oroville-Quincy Hwy;

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North Fork Feather River

Location: 39.8076210021973, -121.044723510742

©Jack Haskel

Peak view

Location: 39.7831039428711, -121.00048828125

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Lake basin and snowfield

Location: 39.7893753051758, -121.008720397949

©Jack Haskel