Waters Creek Trail #1139


Celebrate the biodiversity of the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion with these interpretive loop trails outside of Grants Pass!

There are two loops at the Waters Creek Interpretive Trail: the first 1 mile-long loop is barrier-free, and the second loop (not barrier-free) is open to hikers only. Both trails follow Water Creek, offering many views of the drainage's wildflowers and wildlife. A diverse mixture of hardwoods and conifers offer shade, with some older trees scattered throughout. Benches and interpretive signs are available along the trails.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Spring-Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns:
  • Grants Pass, OR
  • Wonder, OR
  • Cave Junction, OR
  • Medford, OR
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information


From Wonder, OR, turn right onto Waters Creek Road from Highway 199, just south of Wonder. Travel approximately 2 miles, continuing just beyond the Forest boundary, to the trailhead and parking area.

General Notes:
  • Trail is open only to hikers/pedestrians


 The first mile-long loop is barrier-free.



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Difficulty Level: Easy

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  Area/Length : 
3.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
1,200 feet - 1,400 feet range