Emigrant Trail Crossing Present Highway

California State Historic Landmark 517

Plaque Photo:

#517 Emigrant Trail
As early as 1852 wagon trains of overland emigrants crossed 600 feet to the north into Shasta Valley and Yreka, and at this point the 1857 military pass from Fort Crook emerged to join the westward emigrant road.

Site Photo:

Nothing remains of this site.


Hwy 97 (PM 14.5), at Military Pass Rd, 14.5 mi NE of Weed.
GPS coords: 41° 33.505 N/122° 12.581 W

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