Oak Knoll Ranger District, North of Seiad Valley

Last Saturday my Bigfoot research partner and I explored the wilderness north of Seiad Valley in the Oak Knoll Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest. This is an area in Northern California where Bigfoot footprints have been found; I’ve spoken to one first-hand witness and heard of several others.

Seiad Creek

We traveled north on Seiad Creek Road which borders the creek until there’s a bridge crossing the creek, at which point the road veers to the right and up a hill. Great views! The road continues all the way to Oregon.

The first photo is Seaid Creek. I took this photo from the little bridge that crosses Seiad Creek Road. There were other much more picturesque areas on the creek, but I got no photos of them. I’ve heard there are several swimming holes and waterfalls, but we didn’t see them. There was also a recent marijuana farm bust in the area; when hiking in the forest, be aware that the Mexican mafia uses the forest for marijuana crops and can be very dangerous if detected. Signs to watch for are hedges of dried and broken branches, and pvc pipe near streams.

Ridge in the Oak Knoll RD north of Seiad ValleyThe second photo is a ridge in an area where Bigfoot prints were found. We spent a lot of time scanning this area, as I’ve been considering it for Bigfoot research for several years. I don’t know if I’ll be able to get into the back country, so I’m leaving this information here for other researchers who may be looking for new locations to explore.

This ridge is not far from the location of Dr. Matthew Johnson’s well-documented and credible Bigfoot sighting in July 2000 at Oregon Caves, south of Cave Junction, Oregon.

Broken bridge over Seiad CreekThe third photo is of me, crossing an old, broken and abandoned bridge. The bridge may have been as old as 100 years; of course we have no way of knowing the exact age. It was made from two large logs with planks across them.

We crossed the stream here and hiked uphill on a very old dirt road, then came to the ruins of an old cabin. It seemed to have burned, and we guessed it may have been burned by the forest service to discourage people from trying to move in. As you can see, there was also an attempt to burn the large logs of this bridge. Beyond the destroyed cabin, there was a hiking trail which we intend to return to.

Linda Martin climbing the bank of Seiad CreekThe fourth photo is of me, climbing up the west bank of the creek next to the destroyed bridge. It may look like I’m holding a cigarette… but I’m not. That’s a twig in the background. I’m not a cigarette smoker. Note the Bogger.Com hoodie… I used to use Blogger.Com but switched to WordPress a few years ago.

Anyhow, it is a great area for exploration, and easy to access. To get there travel west from Highway 5 on the State of Jefferson Scenic Byway, Highway 96, to Seiad Valley, which is 18 miles west of Happy Camp, California. Turn north on Seiad Creek Road. Soon it becomes a dirt road and the further north you get, the rockier it becomes. It goes all the way to Oregon. Of course, the road is closed during winter due to snow.

About the photos: My Bigfoot research partner and I hold the copyrights on these photographs. Do not take them and use them without our permission! I always have to mention this on this site because people have stolen photos from me in the past and used them online and in other publications. That is a copyright violation. Please don’t do it!

18 Replies to “Oak Knoll Ranger District, North of Seiad Valley”

  1. Thanks Linda, keep me posted and visa versa…by the way loved the pics of the baby Bigfoot prints up on Greyback I ran across on the web….

  2. Hi, curious about the recent sighting on Indian Creek. Just how far up was it and on which side? I recently moved from there and my daughter swears she saw Bigfoot around dusk a couple years ago…

    1. Teal, I haven’t heard about a recent sighting on Indian Creek. I do wish someone would tell me about it. I know about other sightings on the west side of Indian Creek, but nothing recent.

  3. This area looks like the Red Buttes, Cook and Green Pass, or Kangaroo Mountain, I know these areas, I use to drive aimlessly through the woods when I first moved here, just for explore the old Native country

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  5. I want to recant what I mentioned about not helping researchers. There are plenty of people who take the subject of bigfoot very seriously, and I have had the chance to meet a few of them, on line and in person.
    I have found them to be very professional and rational and they seem to be very scientifically minded in this area.
    It is refreshing to know them and I look forward to meeting and sharing with others. These people really rock. I mean that.

    Tara Hauki
    The Happy Camp Bigfoot Lady

  6. Well I just wanted to say that I think that bigfoots are real and people call me crazy and me and my three best friends have set out on a quest to try our best to prove there real so any help u can give us would be great thank you feel free to email me anytime.

  7. I am planning to conduct my own private expedition in the Klamath area with a small group of about six people this year in search of Bigfoot. I wanted to ask you if you carry any small fire arms or any means of protection and self defense while roaming this wilderness? It would be crazy not to. I am planning (but not hoping) on encountering a Bear or Mountain Lion while out there.

  8. I’m from the Klamath area. The local indians say you can see Bigfoot frequently down by five mile( around Beatty) and if you speak indian words to it, it will leave you alone. I appreciate yore efforts. If you need help you got my e-mail.

  9. These are nice photos of that area.If you ever need a volunteer to carry equipment or anything -I would enjoy being a part of any Bigfoot trek.

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