Off of Hwy. 3, between Fort Jones and Etna, take Quartz Valley road and then turn left on the first street, which is Main Street,that goes thru the tiny town called Greenview. Take Kidder Creek Road heading west at the Post Office. Stay on that road all the way to the Trail Head. It will be paved for a couple of miles, and will then turn to dirt. Follow this road along/above Kidder Creek until you spot a bridge across the creek. There is no TH sign of any sort, so you have to be watching for the bridge. If you come to an especially steep climb which has a TH at the top of it (+/- 1/2 mile of steep climb)before the sharp turn to the right - you have gone a little too far. Turn around and go back to the bottom of that steep grade, and the th is right at the bottom of it.
Follow the directions to Shelly Meadows TH, and then continue on up the steep road for another 1/2 mile (approx.) The TH is right at the first sharp turn to the right. Go straight - don't turn.
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