Fall is here in the mountains and the perfect time for hiking and the leaves are turning and the crowds are gone. A huge storm is looming so I figured I'd better get out and gets some miles on my boots.
Jamison Creek Trail head is located in Plumas National Forest, but the trailhead is located in Plumas-Eureka State Park and is part of an eighty miles trails system in the Lakes Basin. It's just outside of Graeagle and about a 20 minutes drive from where my trailer is parked.
The first 1/2 mile ascends over some huge steps that seem to never end and once the trail levels out you skirt the beautiful Grass Lake about another mile up the trail. The trail continues on towards Jamison Lake and eventually intersects with the Pacific Crest Trail in about 3 1/2 miles.
Just off the trail one can view Jamison Falls.
The Smith Lake Trail is another trail that forks off the Jamison Creek Trail. Fall or Spring is the best time to hike this as it is out in the open with an elevation gain of over 200 the first mile over very rocky terrain full of tree roots. Once you get to the top you traverse down to Smith Lake.
Looking down at Smith Lake