Bohemia Trail

Type: Backcountry
Length: 7.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: T 23S, R 1E and T24S R 1E, WM, In Umpqua National Forest, NE of Roseburg off Forest Rd. 2422 (China Lake Rd.)
States: Oregon
Counties: Lane, Douglas
Latitude: 43.58155   Longitude: -122.65593

The trailhead is 33 miles southeast of Cottage Grove. From Cottage Grove Exit 174, on Interstate 5, take Row River Road, #2400, east 13.6 miles to Sharps Creek Road, #2460 and turn right. Continue on Road #2460 for 10.5 miles, turning right onto BLM Clark Creek Road, #22-1-12. Continue on Clark Creek Road for 0.7-mile; turn left across the bridge to Forest Service Road #23. To west trailhead continue on Road #23 for approximately 7.1 miles to the trailhead on the left, located near the junction of Roads #23 and BLM Road #24-1-11.0 and #24-1-1.1

To Shane Saddle Trailhead follow the above directions to Road #23. Once you cross the bridge onto Road #23, continue for approximately 2.7 miles to Puddin Rock Road, #2328. Turn left and follow Road #2328 for 7 miles where it junctions with Road #2358. Turn left on #2358 and travel 0.9-mile to Shane Saddle. The Bohemia Trail travels south at this location.

Intermediate trail access points are along Road #2358 (off of Road #23) and at Canton Point Trailhead; and junction of Road #2358 and #2328.

Description

The High Divide Trail-Bohemia Section is the remains of the historic Oakland Wagon Road, constructed in 1864-65 to provide gold prospectors and miners access from Oakland, Oregon to the booming Bohemia Mining District. Numerous sections of hand placed rock wall construction is evident along the remaining seven miles of this route. Two historic trail shelters, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), are located along the trail and provide an ideal camp or picnic shelter for trail users.

Typically, the trail travels along the remote timbered Calapooya Ridge, a known aboriginal route through the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, and passes by several large rock outcrops that provide viewpoints of the forested canyons below. The Bohemia NRT section terminates near Bohemia City, a mining ghost town, while High Divide Trail route continues to the east along the Calapooya Divide and eventually to the Pacific Crest Trail. However, forest roads have occupied most of these sections with only short trail sections remaining.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 3,200
Elevation High Point: 4,800
Year Designated: 1981

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Cindy Pack
Umpqua National Forest
Cottage Grove Ranger District
78405 Cedar Park Rd.
Cottage Grove , OR 97424
(541) 767-5000
cpack@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/umpqua/rec/hiking

 

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