Paradise Lake Trail Head
At the end of Lover's Camp Road (Forest Service road 44N45), 15 miles from Scott River Road.
Directions to Lover's Camp Road: 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: Lover's Camp Road is a narrow paved road all the way to the turn off to Lover's Camp. Then becomes dirt/gravel, but usually in good condition. At Lover's Camp turn off, take the road straight ahead that's signed "Paradise Lake". You'll pass Box Camp a couple miles further along. At Box Camp take the road going straight ahead (there will be two others to the right and one to the left - stay on the one straight ahead - should be signed "Paradise Lake"). Follow it until it reaches the TH, in about 3 miles. From Lover's Camp Road turn-off on, this is a narrow dirt road with pull-outs.
Forest Service Marble Mountain Wilderness Map. One mile square to the right of R.12.W. (top of map) and half way between T.44.N. and T.43.N. (side of map).
Paradise Lake TH is usually open by late June.
Trail Head Ammenities:
- No corrals or camping facilities.
- Not many places to park at TH.
- This is not a heavily used Trail Head.
- There is a creek for water at the TH
- There are no out-houses.
- No fees.
- There is one trail heading out of this trail-head.
This is a rarely used TH, but is an easy quick way of getting to Paradise Lake and the PCT.
If you meet someone coming out, stop them and ask if there are other vehicles parked and about turning around.
Trails out of Paradise Lake TH:
- The trail out of this TH goes directly to Paradise Lake and the PCT, which it reaches in about 1 1/2 miles of easy trail.
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