China Gulch Trail Head Map

Trail Head

Directions to Callahan from I-5 heading North: Take I-5 north of Weed. At bottom of grade after Weed, take the first exit (Exit 751) toward Edgewood/Gazelle. Follow old 99S to Gazelle (about 7 miles). At Gazelle, turn left onto Gazelle-Callahan Rd. Follow it over the mountain and it will turn into Hwy. 3 at the bottom of the other side (about 25 miles). Continue on to Callahan (about 1 1/2 miles). Go thru the one block long Callahan to the bridge...

Directions to Callahan from I-5 heading South: Take the Hwy. 3 Fort Jones/Etna exit at the south end of Yreka. Follow Hwy. 3 over Forest Mountain and into Scott Valley. Stay on it thru Fort Jones and around Etna (if you miss the sharp left hand turn before getting into Etna, just turn left on Main Street and it will take you back to Hwy. 3). Continue on Hwy. 3 till just before Callahan where you will turn left onto the Callahan-Cecilville Road at the bridge.

Directions to Carter Meadows Summit from Callahan: At the N. end of Callahan, at the bridge, turn onto the Callahan-Cecilville Road at the bridge. Follow that road up to the summit (where you will cross the PCT)

When reaching the summit continue on for another 15.5 mi. Turn to Left at the East Fork Campground/Petersburg sign. You’ll pass the Petersburg work station at 2.4 mi. In another 1.3 mi. the road turns to dirt. At junction take road to the right. At the next junction you’ll stay to the left but at all other junctions go to the right. Road ends at the trail head. From start of dirt road to TH is 6.2 mi.


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