Collier Bar Trail #1182

This trail provides access to the Illinois Wild and Scenic River at Collier Bar from the Illinois River Trail #1161 within Kalmiopsis Wilderness.

The trail begins approximately 10 miles from the Pupps Camp Way Trail #1174 (area is unavailable) which is NOT recommended. This trail is extremely steep, hard to find in places and difficult to travel due to numerous downed trees and brush.

Also from Collier Bar you can ford the Illinois Wild and Scenic River (only during the low flow summer months) to a large flat river terrace on the westside of river. From there you could take the Pupps Camp Trail #1174 westward, up a long continuous steep grade to the Game Lake Campground.

This trail is located in an area that has burned in the Biscuit (2002) Fire, and has a very high number of standing, dead snags. It is in an area highly prone to sudden weather changes, including gusty winds. Although Forest Service trail crews and partner groups have been repairing and maintaining many of the affected trails following the fires, visitors should take into consideration (because of the substantially increased risk of fire-killed snags falling) that travel and camping may be more difficult and require greater concern for safety.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Visitors to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness should be advised that trail conditions may vary, depending on the level of maintenance performed in the years after the Biscuit (2002), Chetco Bar (2017) and Klondike (2018) Fires. Due to the scales of these fires, and the rugged and remote conditions in the Kalmiopsis, trail work, while ongoing, has not been performed on all the trails within the fire perimeters. Visitors may find downed trees across the trails, dense vegetation where shrubs have grown in after the fire, and unmarked trail junctions in some places. Please check with the Gold Beach or Wild Rivers Ranger Districts before your visit for trail conditions. Additionally, you can visit theĀ Siskiyou Mountain Club's page, a local group who performs much of theĀ trail maintenance in wilderness areas.
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns:
  • Gold Beach, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information


Illinois River Trail #1161.

General Notes:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult


Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.2 miles

  Elevation : 
400 feet - 1,000 feet range