SELF-GUIDED TOURS IN THE HAYFORK AREA
Walking Tour of Hayfork
An easy walk through town with a self-directed tour of the historical buildings
could be complemented with an ice cream cone, or a stop at our local coffee
Just one mile out of town and you can picnic, fish (with a license), or take
a leisurely hike around the reservoir (about an hour). This is a lovely spot
for a quiet couple of hours. Birds are plentiful and animal tracks can be
seen embedded into the trail.
Located within an easy drive of town, this natural bridge is an arch formed
by limestone which lies across a narrow ravine. It is an important historic
site for the Wintu Indians who were the victims of the Bridge Gulch Massacre
in 1852. This site is, and has been, a popular attraction for the people of
Hayfork since pioneer days, as evidenced by the names and dates carved into
the limestone rock. You park at the picnic area and follow a 1.5 mile trail
(45 minutes) to walk along the trail of the Wintu.
Hells Gate, Scotts Flat, and Forest Glen
Approximately 20 miles from town along scenic Highway #36 is some of the most
beautiful scenery in Northern California. The South Fork National Recreation
Area provides many possibilities to picnic, swim, and hike along the South
Fork of the Trinity River. With maps from the Forest Service, one can choose
hikes ranging in distance from 1 mile to 7.2 miles.
Plummers Peak Fire Lookout
This fire lookout is manned seasonally by the forestry staff and they welcome
visitors. This visit would provide an incredible view and a chance to talk
with local foresters about forest fires-their history and their prevention.
Located 15 miles out of town (including some dirt roads), it is an adventure