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Illinois River

The Illinois River NRT is 8 miles long and goes from the trailhead at Oak Flat to Silver Creek.

photo: A scene along the Illinois River in Oregon. Photo by An errant knight.

Length: 8.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $5.00

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Siskiyou National Forest, Gold Beach Road, In Siskiyou National Forest, SE of Agness at Oak Flat trailhead.
State(s): Oregon
Counties: Curry
Longitude: -123.80398
Latitude: 42.37786

Driving Directions

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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%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: 250
Elevation High Point: 860
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

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
[email protected]



A scene along the Illinois River in Oregon. Photo by An errant knight.

A scene along the Illinois River in Oregon. Photo by An errant knight.


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