Collier Bar Trail provides access to the Illinois River at Collier Bar. Getting down to the river is the easy part; the hike back out is steep and strenuous. The trail is accessed from the Illinois River Trail #1161, which can be accessed from Oak Flat (near Selma) to Agness. It is easier from Agness, but the spectacular views along the hike from Oak Flat will be missed. At Collier Bar, the trail connects to the Pupps Camp Way Trail #1174. Finally, the trail features various wildflowers in bloom during late May through June.
Directions from Grants Pass
Travel south on Highway 199 (Redwood Hwy) to Selma
Turn right and go west on Josephine County Road #5070 to Forest Service Road #4103
The road is paved, but at the junction with Road #4105, it is dirt to the trailhead for the Illinois River Trail #1161.
Collier Bar Trail can be accessed from this trail. High clearance vehicles are recommended beyond McCaleb Ranch.
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