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Near Macdoel in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Yreka Trail - Over Rocky Roads

 
 
Yreka Trail - Over Rocky Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, June 19, 2020
1. Yreka Trail - Over Rocky Roads Marker
Inscription.  
Drove only 12 miles, but over rockey roads. Good feed." - James Cowden, Oct. 7, 1853
 
Erected 2008 by Trails West, Inc. (Marker Number Y-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, the Trails West Inc., and the Yreka Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 41° 46.011′ N, 121° 45.642′ W. Marker is near Macdoel, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of Willow Creek Red Rock Road and Red Rock Road, on the right on Willow Creek Red Rock Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macdoel CA 96058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yreka Trail - Willow Springs (approx. 3.1 miles away); Yreka Trail - No Water (approx. 5.2 miles away); South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks (approx. 6.3 miles away); Applegate Trail - Quite Rocky (approx. 8 miles away); Yreka Trail - Quite Stony Today
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(approx. 9.9 miles away); Yreka Trail - One Very Steep Stony Hill (approx. 9.9 miles away); Spatter Cones (approx. 10 miles away); Beds of Lava (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macdoel.
 
More about this marker. Marker is tucked under a line of trees near the road junction. This marker designates the 1854 trail split from the original 1852 route. This 1854 section of the trail was an easier route than the 1852 route and more or less follows the paved Red Rock Road west for a couple of miles to marker Y-4.
 
Regarding Yreka Trail - Over Rocky Roads. Trails West, Inc. sells a driving guidebook titled A Guide to the Yreka Trail which provides maps and additional history on the Yreka Trail as it passed through designated marker locations. Purchasing this guidebook prior to visiting the Yreka Trail markers is highly encouraged to gain a better experience of the history of this historic trail.
 
Yreka Trail - Over Rocky Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, June 19, 2020
2. Yreka Trail - Over Rocky Roads Marker
View of marker looking west along a remnant of the Yreka Trail (altered by road vehicles).
Yreka Trail - Over Rocky Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, June 19, 2020
3. Yreka Trail - Over Rocky Roads Marker
View of marker looking east towards Willow Springs Red Rock Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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