Etna is another charming town in Siskiyou County. At the
foot of the Marble Mountain Wilderness Area, it neighbors Fort Jones and Greenview
in the glorious Scott Valley. One of Etna’s claim to fame is that it is the
gateway to the Pacific Crest Trail for the area, via the Etna Summit. With the
close proximity of the Klamath National Forest which harbors both the Salmon
and Klamath Rivers, and Scott River, Etna is a mecca for hiking, backpacking,
fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife viewing and birdwatching.
Wealth of History and Ambience
Rich in history and folklore, Etna’s origins come from the
homesteading, settlement and relocation around a prosperous flourmill, the
trappers of the Hudson Bay Company, gold mining and a destructive flood. The
original name of Etna was “Rough and Ready” but was changed to Aetna Mills
(after the booming flourmill), then to Etna in 1930. The Etna Museum houses all
the information and interesting history of Etna’s chronology and characters.
Wealth of Real Estate Opportunities
Real estate opportunities are rich in offerings of bucolic,
pastoral homes and land. Horse lovers will also find numerous options for land,
ranches, and homes to meet any equestrian needs. The quaint town of Etna has an
activity business community if you are interested in a commercial venture.