Crogan Hole is the shortest loop option in Humboldt’s portion of the Trinity Alps Wilderness. It’s pretty easy, with relatively little elevation change. The area was heavily burned in the 1999 Megram Fire and much of the hike passes through an immense brush-field full of burnt snags. However you may feel about stand-replacing wildfires, they sure do open up the view – for a while! The far end of the loop hits a section of unburned forest with some nice meadows. Several fords could be problematic during heavy flows. Although nearly half the hike is outside the wilderness on roads, you can expect zero traffic and these sections are pleasant in their own right.
Six Rivers National Forest Lower Trinity Ranger District: 530-629-2118