Cow Creek NRT

photo: Cow Creek Back Country Byway. Photo by BLM.

Type: Backcountry
Length: 6.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: South Fork of Cow Creek
State(s): Oregon
Counties: Douglas, Jackson
Latitude: 45.7637
: -116.74831

From I5 take Azalea exit 88 and travel east on County Rd. #36 for 18 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 3232. Take Rd. 3232 for about 1 mile to Cow Creek Trailhead


Cow Creek Trail is located with a 1300 acre, semi-private, non-motorized land allocation on the Umpqua National Forest. The trail follows the South Fork of Cow Creek through an old-growth forest of primarily Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock. Be prepared to ford five stream crossings up to two feet deep in winter. Several types of ferns grow in wet areas along the trail and vine maples display a variety of colors in the fall. Use is low and opportunities for solitude and nature study are abundant.

Additional Details

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

Average Grade: 5%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 2,500
Elevation High Point: 4,160
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

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:
Lori Depew
Umpqua National Forest
27812 Tiller Trail Hwy.
Tiller , OR 97484
(541) 825-3102



Cow Creek Back Country Byway. Photo by BLM.

Cow Creek Back Country Byway. Photo by BLM.

Cow Creek Back Country Byway. Photo by BLM.

Cow Creek Back Country Byway. Photo by BLM.


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