Mountain of the Rogue Trail

Mountain of the Rogue is a trail system built in the spring of 2015. It has a wide range of experiences packed into a small amount of trails.
The system features everything from narrow and exposed singletrack on steep grassy hillsides to fun and flow. It is a loop that starts with a big climb and ends with a multitude of gravity-fed, bike-optimized experiences.

CAUTION: Please watch for poison oak in this area.

Directions from Grants Pass
Take I-5 S to exit #48
Turn left onto Depot St
At the 2nd cross street, turn left onto Classick Dr
Turn right onto N River Rd and follow for about a mile. Destination will be on the left.

Listed under:Cycling, Hiking & Walking

4000 North River Road, Gold Hill, OR 97525, USA



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Taylor Creek Trail

Taylor Creek Trail begins at about the three mile marker on Forest Service Road 2500. This is a “backbone trail” connecting Briggs Valley recreation sites (and the Briggs Creek Trail). Seven trailheads access this trail including Burned Timber Interpretive Trail, Minnow Creek Trail, China Creek Trail, Big Pine Spur Trail, Briggs Creek Trail, Dutchy Creek Trail and Onion Way. This trail parallels Forest Service Road 2500 all the way to the south end of Briggs Valley where it comes back into the road a short distance from the Briggs Creek trailhead. Many campsites in the Briggs Valley are accessible from this trail.

Directions from Grants Pass
Take I-5 northwest to exit # 61 (Merlin)
Follow Merlin Galice Road
Turn left on Primary Forest Route 25
Proceed south on 25 for approximately three miles to the parking area and trailhead

Listed under:Cycling, Hiking & Walking

{42.515728,-123.610340}



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Shan Creek Trail

Shan Creek Trail runs along Shan Creek and then up to the ridge above the creek. The west end offers a view of the Shan Creek drainage and its unique geology, while a swimming hole is located at the lower end.

CAUTION: Please watch for snakes and poison oak in this area.

Directions from Grants Pass
Travel southwest on Hwy 199 (Redwood Hwy) to Riverbanks Road just across the Applegate River
Turn right onto Riverbanks Road and follow it to Forest Service Road # 2706 (Shan Creek Road)
Follow Shan Creek Road for about 1.2 miles to the trailhead

Listed under:Cycling, Hiking & Walking

{42.469410,-123.541327}



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Secret Way Trail

This trail limbs up from Secret Creek Valley to a view of Chrome Ridge and the Briggs Creek Valley area and the Onion Mountain area. Some old growth and recent logged areas. This loop somewhat ties in with the Onion Way Trail. Trail is barrier free and not designed for ATV or 4-wheel drive

Directions from Grants Pass
Travel 5.2 miles on Interstate 5 North and exit in Merlin (Exit 61)
Turn left onto Merlin Road, continuing approximately 12 miles
Turn left onto Forest Road 25 (Taylor Creek Road)
Continue approximately 13.8 miles on Forest Road 25 to Forest Road 138 to reach Secret Creek Campground, located near the junction
Trailhead is located in the campground

Listed under:Cycling, Hiking & Walking

{42.422622,-123.689052}



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Onion Way Trail

This trail provides access to the Briggs Valley from Secret Creek Campground. Along this trail you will encounter large mature trees, evidence of recent harvest activity and an established 30 year-old plantation. Keep an eye out for elk, they’re often seen in this area.

Directions from Grants Pass
Take I-5 to exit 61 (Merlin)
Take Merlin Galice road
Turn left on Forest Service Road #2500 (Taylor Creek Road) to Secret Creek Campground

Listed under:Cycling, Hiking & Walking

{42.422622,-123.689052}



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Burned Timber Interpretive Loop

Burned Timber is an interpretive loop trail with signs describing the various aspects of ecology and forest management. A short spur Trail connects it to the Taylor Creek trail #1142. This is a good family hike as it is a short loop trail with mild slopes. The Burned Timber Creek Falls is a historic point of interest. Fall is a good time to hike this trail because the Bigleaf and Vine Maple provide a spectacular show of color.

CAUTION: Poison Oak is abundant along this trail.

Directions from Grants Pass

Take I-5 northwest to exit # 61 (Merlin)
Follow Merlin Galice Road
Turn left on Primary Forest Route 25
Then, turn left on road #2500-35 across the concrete bridge just past the five mile marker
Proceed approximately .75 miles to the parking area and trailhead

Listed under:Cycling, Hiking & Walking

{42.51394531,-123.6074656}



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Briggs Creek Trail

Briggs Creek Trail features some meadows along the way in addition to some good swimming holes in Briggs Creek. At 4.3 miles is Courier Mine Historic Cabin Site set amid Horsetail. There is also a nice campsite with a fire ring at 4.9 miles. Hikers must forge Briggs Creek several times, making summer or early fall the best time to hike the trail.

The trail travels through some old harvest units and some old growth stands. Several smaller creeks, springs and some marshy areas must be crossed along the way as well. The area is rich with mining history as well as many claims that are being worked at the present time. This trail was named for George E. Briggs, a packer who supplied early miners in the area.

Directions from Grants Pass
Take I-5 northwest to exit # 61 (Merlin)
Follow Merlin Galice Road
Turn left on Primary Forest Route 25
Follow 25 south to Forest Service Road 2512
Follow 2512 west to the Sam Brown Campground where the trail begins

Listed under:Cycling, Hiking & Walking

{42.441103,-123.687361}



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Bitterlick Trail

The Bitterlick Trail is a fun hike or ride for a hot summer day. The cycler must wade across the creek at least seven times during the length of the trail and thus is not recommended for young children. In the early spring or late fall when there is high water, alternate methods must be used to ford the creek. Given the steepness of the trail, it is best to cycle the trail south from Access #1 to Access #2 (see directions). Leave a second vehicle at Access #2. Starting on Forest Service road #6640, the trail drops steeply for the first mile down to Bitterlick Creek. From there, the trail follows and crisscrosses Bitterlick Creek. Vegetation is lush along the creek. Old-growth Douglas-fir, sugar pine, and incense-cedar are found here along with dogwood, hazel, big-leaf maple, and vine maple.

Directions from Prospect
Access #1 (Upper Trailhead):
Travel south on Hwy 62 for 19 miles to the Elk Creek road
Turn right and continue 14 miles to Forest road #66
Turn left and proceed for 4 miles to the end of the pavement
Continue on road #6640 for another 4 miles to the trailhead, located on the left

Access #2 (Lower Trailhead):
Travel south on Hwy 62 for 19 miles to Elk Creek road
Turn right and continue for 13 miles to the junction with road #6620
Turn left and go 1.5 miles to the junction with road #6620-050. This road is not recommended for passenger cars.
Park at the junction and hike to the trailhead

Listed under:Cycling, Hiking & Walking

12999 Elk Creek Road, Trail, OR, USA



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Bear Camp Trail

Bear Camp Trail is short and runs along Bear Camp Ridge, the highest portion of the Galice Ranger District. These trails offer spectacular views, a wide variety of wildflowers and cool summertime hiking.

Facilities
*Located at the Bear Camp Overlook
Parking
Picnic tables
Restrooms

Directions from Grants Pass
Take I-5 North to the Merlin exit #61
Follow Merlin/Galice Road to the Galice Creek Access Road 34-8-36
Continue up this road approximately 21 miles to the Bear Camp overlook and the trailhead

Listed under:Cycling, Hiking & Walking

{42.626060,-123.835436}



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