Grider Creek Trail Head
Location: Grider Creek Trail Head/Camp Ground is 5 miles off Hwy. 96 just East of Seiad Valley.
Directions to Grider Creek Trailhead
From I-5, follow Hwy. 96 along the Klamath River. About 11 miles after the junction of Scott River Rd., and before you get to Seiad Valley, watch for the sign to Grider Creek Rd. right before you cross the bridge over the Klamath River. Turn onto Grider Rd. (paved). Follow Grider Rd. 2 1/2 miles then turn onto unpaved Grider Creek Rd. for 2 1/2 mi. Watch for sign and turn left down into Grider Creek Campground, which is just a short ways past the turn.
Road Conditions: Paved part of the way and dirt road part of the way. Usually in good condition.
Half Mile PCT Map.
Grider Creek TH is usually open year round.
Trail Head Ammenities:
- This is a Forest Service campground.
- There is room to turn around large horse trailers.
- Quite a few nice campsites in this campground. Road makes a figure 8 with campsites scatters along.
- There is water at the creek. Can get stock to water on the north side of the bridge on the end closest to the campground.
- Two connecting wooden corrals. Suggest having some repair materials with you (baling twine, nails, etc.) as these are old corrals but in pretty good condition at the time of this writing.
- There is a nice out-house for each part of the two loops of campsites.
- No fees to camp or use corrals.
- There is one trail heading out of this trail-head (PCT southbound. The Northbound PCT is a 6 mile road hike/ride from here.)
Comments: This is a very nice trailhead to camp in with your stock.
Trails out of Grider Creek TH:
- There is only one trail out of this trail-head. (see above) This section of the PCT follows above Grider Creek thru this steep canyon, crossing Grider Creek over 4 bridges within 7 miles of this trailhead. The trail tred is mainly sandy with a bed of fir needles.
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