- Representing the southwest corner of the Klamath National Forest and situated west of Callahan and east of Orleans, scenic Salmon River Ranger District includes portions of three different wilderness areas: the Trinity Alps, Marble Mountain, and Russian Wildernesses. The Salmon River flows from east to west through the heart of this district, and no less than six primary access points to this "Wild and Scenic" river lie within the bounds of the Salmon River RD. This District is also host to a handful of botanical areas and major trailheads such as the Little North Fork and Mule Bridge which provide access via Devil's Canyon and Garden Gulch into some of the most popular backcountry areas of the Marble Mountain Wilderness.
Recreation - The Salmon River Ranger District offers a large variety of trails into the Marble Mountains through which you can explore backcountry lakes, fish, and swim, either on foot or horseback. Whether your destination is a large well-traveled lake, or smaller, remote and rarely visited ones, all sorts lie within the bounds of this district.
Climate - The climate within much of the Klamath National Forest is influenced by elevation. As throughout California, most of the precipitation comes between November and April. This comes in the form of rain at the lower elevations and some wet, heavy snow in the higher elevations. April through October are normally dry, with warm temperatures at the low elevations and moderate temperatures in the higher elevations.
The Salmon River Ranger District represents the southwest corner of the Klamath National Forest and lies west of Callahan and east of Orleans and Sommes Bar. The Salmon River flows from east to west through the heart of this district, and both Forks of Salmon and Sawyers Bar Work Center lie within the district along Forest Service Highway 1C01. The Salmon River RD includes portions of the Trinity Alps, Marble Mountain, and Russian Wilderness Areas.