Clay Hill Trail #1160A

Extremely steep route with significant elevation gain that provides a connection between Panther Ridge to the north and the Upper Rogue River Trail #1160 to the south through the Wild Rogue Wilderness. The trail follows a ridge and parallels Clay Hill Creek but does not provide access to it. The trail can be very hot in the summer. This trail only receives infrequent maintenance and travel may be difficult. 

At a Glance

Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply Hiker only trail. Mountain bikes, motorized vehicles and horses are prohibited.
Closest Towns:
  • Gold Beach, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Gold Beach Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

Use: Panther Ridge - Clay Hill Trailhead

Also access via Upper Rogue River Trail #1160 between Upper Rogue River -Foster Bar Trailhead (west) and Upper Rogue River-Mule Creek Trailhead (east). The junction for the trail is just east of Clay Hill Creek.


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
4.3 miles

  Elevation : 
300 feet - 3,000 feet range