Smith River National Recreation Area Invites You to Enjoy Guided walk with Forest Ranger Claire

This is a press release from the U.S. Forest Service:

GASQUET, California – With summer in full swing, the Smith River National Recreation Area (NRA) invites everyone to get out and enjoy their public lands! To help with that, the NRA is now offering a guided walk with Forest Ranger Claire through the summer.

The guided walks on Myrtle Creek Trail are scheduled for every Thursday starting at 2:30 PM. The walk begins at the Myrtle Creek Trailhead, 1.5 miles east of Hiouchi, on US Highway 199, at milepost 7.07. Parking is on the south side of the highway, the trailhead is on the north side. The one-hour-long guided walk takes you along the first three-quarters of the mile-long trail (one mile to the end of the trail, and one mile back to the trailhead).

All ages are welcome on this guided walk. Although Myrtle Creek Trail is rated as easy, participants should make sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes.

“There’s no better way to introduce yourself to these amazing landscapes than a walk or hike along a trail,” said NRA and Gasquet District Ranger Jeff Marszal. “And, the Myrtle Creek Trail is the perfect way to get to know the Smith River National Recreation Area!”

For more information about the Myrtle Creek Trail guided walk or the Smith River NRA, call (707) 457-3131.

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