Mount Eddy

PROTECTED: Recreation and Habitat on the Klamath Range’s highest peak.

Completed Projects Mount Eddy

Mount Eddy’s rare serpentine habitats and extraordinary views are now safe for future generations.

Northern California’s 9,037-foot Mount Eddy is popular with hikers and curious botanists: many endemic species thrive near the creeks and fens, and in midsummer, a range of butterfly species crowd the wildflowers. The lush plant life, scenic alpine lakes, and spectacular views of Mount Shasta and Castle Crags make this a perfect spot for a long day hike or backpacking adventure.

In 2014, the U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with the Trust for Public Land, purchased the last remaining unprotected lands surrounding the peak, conserving more than 3,000 acres on its northern face and ensuring continued public access to popular trails—including portions of the Pacific Crest Trail and the Sisson-Callahan National Recreation Trail.

The acquisition of this land will also help protect the upper watershed of Deadfall Creek, an extensive area of streams and wetlands. Upper Deadfall Basin, an existing botanical Special Interest Area, immediately adjacent to this newly acquired parcel, could be expanded in the future to include this new section.

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Acres
713
Region
Northern CA
County
Siskiyou and Trinity
PCT Section
P
Project Partners
U.S. Forest Service
Trust for Public Land

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton