This trail is within the Russian Wilderness and the usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics. Camp 100 feet from fragile areas; bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites. This trail is usually closed by snow between November and May.
Need to Know
Although it's a wilderness, this area is open to grazing in the summer, so expect to meet a cow or two. Be sure to treat or filter all of your water, even that which you get from the lakes.
Like the Campbell Lake Trail #5541, this trail connects the Shackleford Trail #5542 with the area around Campbell Lake. It leaves the #5542 about 2.8 miles from the trailhead and is a steeper, rockier, but more direct trail to the lake. For that reason, it appears to be favored by horse packers who come to the area to hunt and fish. For runners and backpackers, it offers a way to make a lollipop loop out of a visit to Campbell Lake.