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The Big Squaw Trail is an old clear-cut unit of ceanothus brush with the rock cliff area of Big Squaw visible in the background. The trail traverses the old unit to the south and enters an old-growth Douglas fir forest. Continue through the old-growth with a moderate elevation gain to some small open clearings at timberline on the south side of the mountain. Cross these openings and switchback up a rocky ridge back to the top. The last half mile has a fast elevation gain. The trail ends on top of the mountain with a nice view of Little River and South Umpqua drainage and views of Black butte and Foster Butte. The site was a former lookout point. Wildflowers are out in late spring and early summer in the open meadows. Rock alpine plants in the area are abundant.

Directions: From Roseburg: Travel west on Highway 138 to County Road 17A. Follow 17A to 17C which becomes Primary Forest Route 27. Continue on 27 three miles past the Coolwater Campground to the junction of 2719. Turn right on 2719 and proceed 9 miles to 2719-617. Turn left on 2719-617 and drive 3/4 miles to Forest Service Road 2719-626. Turn right and continue a quarter mile to the trailhead.

Seasonal Access: Normally Accessible: Summer-Fall

Facility Type: Trail

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