The South Rye Trail begins at the South Rye Sno-Park. It can be accessed from either the Fish Lake Sno-Park (0.9 mile via Lund's Link) or the Summit Sno-Park (0.5 mile via the Canal Trail). Perhaps the best way to ski South Rye is to leave a car at the South Rye Sno-Park and shuttle up to Summit Sno-Park; good snow conditions can make this a very fun run through the middle downhill section.
Dogs are not allowed on designated nordic ski trails on the Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest and Winema National Forest.
From Ashland, OR, take Interstate 5 north 16 miles to Medford Exit 30. Follow Highway 62 north 10 miles to Highway 140. Turn right and go east 30 miles to Fish Lake. Turn right onto the plowed access road and continue 0.4 mile to the Fish Lake Sno-Park.