Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
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Location: South Fork of Cow Creek
Counties: Douglas, Jackson
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
NOTICE: this trail is currently closed due to wildfire damage.
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.
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: 1981
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: USFS Trail Details
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