The first section of this 2.5 mile trail follows an old mining road along Doe Creek to an old chrome mine; the trail continues to Trout Camp at the intersection with Clear Creek Trail and Devil's Punchbowl Trail. Buck Lake Trail branches off 0.5 mile from the trailhead; wilderness hunting and fishing areas may also be accessed from this trail.
Parking, 3 campsites and a vault toilet are at the trailhead located 1.5 hours drive from the Smith River National Recreation Area visitor center, 19 miles northeast of Crescent City. Hiking and horseback riding are permitted. Doe Flat Trail is open during the summer months only.
Directions: From Crescent City, Take Hwy. 101 to the junction with Hwy. 199. Go east on 199 ten miles past the Visitor Center to mile post 24.85. Turn right at Forest Service Road 16 (also called FS 17No5), and stay on the paved road for about ten miles to the intersection with Forest Service Road 16N02, turn left and continue about five miles. The road ends at the trailhead.
Elevation: 4,100 feet
Ending Elevation: 3,200 feet
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Distance: 2.5 miles
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