The Mule Creek trail is located in the Wild Rogue Wilderness. This trail was constructed in the early 1900s and historically has been used by miners and other early settlers as a pack trail to bring supplies in. The Forest Service also used it to reach the lookout tower at Hanging Rock and the guard station at Marial. Hikers will enjoy a part of our history as well as views, wildflowers and wildlife.
The best time to hike the trail is in the Spring or Fall. Summer temperatures can reach 100 degrees °F on south facing slopes. Camping along the trail is at dispersed sites. Carry water with you. Water is available near the south trailhead at the Rogue River Ranch. The water at Tucker Flat Campground is not potable. North trailhead has no spring water. Rattlesnakes and poison oak are present, use caution.