MODERATE DAY HIKE
7.2 miles 650' elevation gain
For perhaps thousands of years, Yana Camp has been used by people to camp in an inviting grassy area in the partial shade of the oak trees adjacent to the salmon-filled Sacramento River
It has plenty of tent sites (more than 12).
It retains its primeval appeal. The one upgrade is an outhouse. And you should obtain a California Campfire Permit online
May-Oct is too hot, dry, and/or prickly. But winter and spring are usually delightful
Wildflowers peak late March into early April
The Sacramento River starts to flood the trail at River Stage 19.0-feet. Check this automated river gauge for current reading: Sacramento River at Bend Bridge
The trail at Camp Gulch floods at River Stage 9.0-feet, but you can just take the bypass trail to get around that
The tent sites in the grassy areas under the oaks are very nice. The may be ants, however. Theses ants like to crawl into equipment, so keep your stuff inside your tent and keep the tent zipped closed
This hike is in Sacramento River Bend Area; owned by the public, managed by Redding Field Office of Bureau of Land Management. Backpacking welcomed; campfires welcomed except during wildfire season.
Maps April 2020 edition