Lover's Camp Trail Head

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9 miles from Ft. Jones on Scott River Road at Indian Scotty Camp Ground. Take the turn off to Indian Scotty and continue up the paved Forest Service Road 44N45 to where it forks, about 2 miles from Lover's Camp. FS Road 44N45 continues on to Box Camp and Paradise Lake (dirt), the you continue around the left turn, which is now FS road 43N45, on into Lover's Camp. You'll pass a commercial pack station corrals about a mile before the trail head. The stock area is on the left just before you make a bend to the right which goes into the hiker parking area.

Directions to Lover's Camp Road/Indian Scotty Camp Ground: From Fort Jones (Hwy. 3) take Scott River Road (Forest Service Station, Grocery Store and Gas Station on the three corners) and follow it for about 14 miles until you pass Jones Beach (parking on one side of road, Scott River on the other). About a mile further you'll come to the turn off to Indian Scotty Camp Ground, which is Lover's Camp Road (FS road 44N45).

Road Conditions:

Paved good road all the way to this trail head. The road is narrow in places, and a lot of logging goes on, so it's nice to have a CB with you. It can be very slick when icy! Use caution... especially on the one short very steep narrow section. Look ahead to the top to make sure no one is coming down. And when you go down, look over the top down and make sure no one is about to head up. It would be a horrible place to have to stop and either have to back up. Just be careful.


Forest Service Marble Mountain Wilderness Map. Slightly right of center between R.12.W. and R.11.W. (top of map) and 1 mile squares above T.43.N. (side of map).

Open by:

Lover's Camp is usually open by early June.

Trail Head Ammenities:


There is a large flat area, with a picnic table, about 3/4 of a mile below the stock camp, that is a good place to park/camp if the stock area is full. This is a very busy trail head and on week-ends it is often filled.

Please put all your animals together in one large corral if there are others trying to use this trail-head, so that all will have a place to keep their stock.

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