SITE 42
MARSHALL POND

Directions: Go south on Highway 101 21 miles (across Klamath River), turn right past end of bridge on Klamath Beach Road, 0.3 mile to stop sign, turn left, go 1.3 miles to Alder Camp Road, turn left and park on right. Trail to pond is approximately 50 yards up road on left.

Amenities:

hiking lodging food gas

Sponsor:
 Trees of  Mystery
 
Description:
Marshall Pond was actually a mill pond during the logging days, but now provides habitat for beavers and water birds. This secluded pond with its dark waters, downed trees, and yellow pond lilies attracts Wood Duck, Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, and Bufflehead. The lush waterside vegetation abounds in breeding season with singing Pacific- slope Flycatcher, Winter Wren, Swainson’s and Hermit Thrush, Wilson’s Warbler, and Song Sparrow. The Coastal Trail passes by the pond. Expect solitude and a steep strenuous 4½-mile hike that climbs through ancient redwoods to ocean vistas. Forest birds such as Varied Thrush, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Winter Wren, and kinglets predominate along the trail. The western trailhead access is on the Coastal Drive with the Flintridge primitive campground nearby; follow Klamath Beach Road to Coastal Drive and watch for signs.
 
marshall pond map
 
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