Illinois River

Type: Backcountry
Length: 8.00 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: Siskiyou National Forest, Gold Beach Road, In Siskiyou National Forest, SE of Agness at Oak Flat trailhead.
States: Oregon
Counties: Curry
Latitude: 42.37786   Longitude: -123.80398

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Description

The Illinois River NRT is 8 miles long and goes from the trailhead at Oak Flat to Silver Creek. The trail enters the Kalmiopsis Wilderness at Connors Place, .5 miles before Silver Creek. The trail continues on the Galice Ranger District for another 17 miles, from Silver Creek to the trailhead at Briggs Creek. Although horses are allowed, this trail is only for very experienced trail horses and riders. The first 2.5 miles, from Oak Flat to Buzzard's Roost, is a favorite for people viewing wildflowers in the spring. The information concerning the trail applies only to the portion of trail classified as a National Recreation Trail (the portion that is 8 miles on the Gold Beach Road).

Additional Details

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

Average Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 250
Elevation High Point: 860
Year Designated: 1979

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:
Tom Hawkins
Siskiyou National Forest
29279 Ellensburg
Gold Beach , OR 97526
(541) 247-3600
thawkins@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siskiyou

 

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