Boulder Creek Trail
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The Boulder Creek Trail is within the Boulder Creek Wilderness and no motorized or mechanized equipment is permitted, including mountain bikes. The trail travels on and off Boulder Creek for the lower six miles, then leaves the creek and proceeds along the ridgetop to the Calapooya Divide. This is a fairly steep trail with many stretches exceeding 15% grade. The trail winds mostly through a closed canopy of Douglas-fir and hemlock, with very few open vistas available. About two miles up from the bottom is a large open stand of old growth ponderosa pine. This area is known as Pine Bench and is the most popular spot in the Wilderness. A small springs is located on the north side of the bench about 150 feet off the trail. This trail can be walked in one day, but an overnight campout makes a more pleasant hike. Hiking the trail from the top and coming out to a vehicle waiting at the bottom is the easiest way to hike the entire length of this arduous trail.
During the summer of 96′ the Spring fire burned through 11,550 acres in the South half of the Boulder Creek Wilderness. Along the trail, the fire burned mostly the brush under the canopy, leaving the tree tops, however there are a few areas where the fire burned trees as well.
Directions: From Roseburg: South End) Travel east Highway 138 and turn north onto Road 4775, the Medicine Creek Road. Go about 50 feet and turn left onto Road 4775-011. Follow 4775-011 to the end of the road about 2.6 miles to the gate. A small parking area is present. Proceed on foot past the gate about 100 yards and the Boulder Creek Trail takes off to the right and the Jesse Wright segment of trail 1414 is to the left. The Trail can also be reached via the Soda Springs Trail and the Bradley Trail. North End) Travel east on Highway 138 and turn north on Road 4775, the Medicine Creek Road. Follow this about 8.8 miles and turn left onto Road 3402-999, the Thorn Mountain Road. Proceed for about 7.8 miles on this road, then turn left onto Road 34. About 1.8 miles on 34 brings you to the Calapooya Divide, the ridge between the Umpqua and Willamette National Forests. Turn left onto Road 2154 and go about one mile
Seasonal Access: Normally Accessible: Summer-Fall
Facility Type: Trail
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