360° VR Panoramas of Mount Shasta and the Klamath-Trinity Mountains
The Middle Klamath River
Six Rivers and Klamath National Forests, California

The Klamath has cut a deep winding canyon that runs west, then south, then north and finally west again, following weak zones in the complex geology of the Klamath Mountains.

There is still commercial timber back in these mountains, a little gold mining, and some river running. But for the most part it is wild and empty except for a straggle of development along the riverside highway. The most famous local resident, known as Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, is seldom seen.


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Martins Ferry Bridge Over the Klamath River

Martins Ferry Bridge Over the Klamath River

Martins Ferry Bridge Over the Klamath River near Weitchpec

, California

Date photographed: August 8, 2008
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Aikens Creek on the Klamath River

Aikens Creek on the Klamath River

A small tributary to the Klamath River, restored for salmon and steelhead.

Aikens Creek on the Klamath River, California

Date photographed: June 18, 2016

Klamath River at Aikens Creek

Klamath River at Aikens Creek

Huge gravel bars and boulder piles on the Klamath River were created by the thousand-year flood of 1964.

Aikens Creek on the Klamath River, California

Date photographed: June 18, 2016

Bridge over Bluff Creek

Bridge over Bluff Creek

Unstable slopes challenge road builders along the Klamath.

Bluff Creek at the Klamath River, California

Date photographed: June 18, 2016

Bluff Creek Bridge and the Klamath River

Bluff Creek Bridge and the Klamath River

Bluff Creek is famous for its associations with Bigfoot, the mysterious sasquatch.

Bluff Creek at the Klamath River, California

Date photographed: June 18, 2016


on the Klamath River, near Orleans, California

Date photographed: June 30, 2009
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on the Klamath River, near Somes Bar, California

Date photographed: June 30, 2009
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Klamath River at Happy Camp

Klamath River at Happy Camp

The Klamath River is famous both for fishing and for river running.

near Happy Camp on the Klamath River, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2016

Klamath River Bridge at Happy Camp

Klamath River Bridge at Happy Camp

One of a dozen substantial bridges over the Klamath River.

Happy Camp on the Klamath River, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2016

Klamath River at Seiad Valley

Klamath River at Seiad Valley

Dredge tailings cover the flats of Seiad Valley. The Pacific Crest Trail passes through here to cross the Klamath River.

Seiad Valley on the Klamath River, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2016

Grider Creek on the Pacific Coast Trail

Grider Creek on the Pacific Coast Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) crosses Grider Creek a few miles south of the Klamath River. This area was recently burned.

near Seiad Valley on the Klamath River, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2016

Horse Creek Bridge over the Klamath River

Horse Creek Bridge over the Klamath River

Wooden Horse Bridge over the Klamath River, built in 1930, is still in use, though a modern bridge is just a mile downstream.

Horse Creek on the Klamath River, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2016

Tree of Heaven Campground

Tree of Heaven Campground

Tree of Heaven is a pleasant campground on the Klamath River. It has been planted with many species of trees, including Ailanthus, the Chinese "tree of heaven".

Klamath River north of Yreka, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2016

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