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About Forest Glen Guard Station
This historic guard station offers a unique stay in the oldest Forest Service building on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. This charming two-story structure was built in 1916 under the direction of John T. Grey, District Ranger of the Mad River Ranger District on the old Trinity National Forest. Visitors can relax on the front porch and enjoy the tranquil surroundings from mid-April to the beginning of December. Natural Features: Forest Glen Guard Station is located in the Hayfork Area, an area rich in natural beauty. One of its three major watersheds is the South Fork Trinity River, which isadjacent to the guard station and considered to be one of wildest and most scenic waterways in northern California. Glen Creek flows year round right next to the cabin. The surrounding area is forested with ponderosa pine, Douglas Fir, and oak, along with numerous open meadows. Recreation: Nearby Scott Flat Campground features the trailhead for the South Fork National Recreational Trail. The trail is 21 miles long, but the first 7.2-miles that parallel the South Fork Trinity River are the most traversed. The trail offers numerous scenic views. Visitors can find a few excellent swimming holes on the South Fork Trinity River. Facilities: The cabin has electricity. The lower level has a living area with overstuffed chairs and a futon, and a large kitchen area equipped with a cook stove and refrigerator, and a dining table and chairs. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans, and utensils. There is an indoor bathroom with flush toilet. There is a king size bed, two twin beds, and a double futon, but sleeping bags can be placed on the floor to accommodate a total of eight people in the cabin. Visitors should bring all bed linens (e.g., sheets, blankets, sleeping bags and/or blankets, pillows), kitchen linens and bath towels. A fire pit and picnic table are provided outside. Space heaters are in the cabin. ACTIVITIES Biking Historic & Cultural Site: Historic Sites Hiking Hunting Water Sports: Tubing Wildlife Viewing Swimming Site
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Drive In
Operator
USDA Forest Service
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Location
Forest Glen Guard Station is located in California
Latitude
40.367 N
Longitude
-123.317 W
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Directions
Please note: Do NOT rely upon GPS systems, particularly those on phones, as this can result in you being led off track onto Forest roads that cannot be traversed with all vehicle types. The cabin is off of a major California Highway; there is no appropriate or direct route via gravel or dirt forest roads, except for the very short traverse to the cabin on the 1S26 Road directly off of CA-36. Coming from the south on I-5, take California State Highway 36 West at Red Bluff. Continue on CA-36 West for approximately 75 miles to Forest Glen. Pass Forest Glen Campground on the north (right), cross the South Fork Trinity River Bridge and turn south (left) directly after crossing the bridge on Forest Road 1S26. Coming from the north on I-5, take either California State Highway 36 West (directions above) or California State Highway 299 West (follow signs from I-5). Once on CA-299, go west for approximately 37 miles. Turn south (left) on CA-3 directly before Douglas City. Follow CA-3 South for approximately 35 miles (passing through Hayfork) to the junction of CA-3 and CA-36. Turn west (right) on CA-36 and continue to Forest Glen. Pass Forest Glen Campground on the north (right), cross the South Fork Trinity River Bridge and turn south (left) directly after crossing the bridge on Forest Road 1S26. Coming from the west on US-101, take California State Highway 36 East. Continue on CA-36 East for approximately 60 miles toward Forest Glen. Turn south (right) on Forest Road 1S26 directly before crossing the South Fork Trinity River Bridge. The Forest Glen Guard Station is the first cabin on the right.
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