Emily Cabin Trail #1129


This trail is actually an old mining road. The trail is easy going in and steep going out. The Emily Cabin site, which sits on the bank of the Little Chetco River near the Ditch Creek confluence, had been mined for gold since the late 1800s. "Emlly Cabin" may actually be the more accurate spelling for this cabin, being named for its original owner, an Englishman named Mr. Emlly who built the cabin in the late 1800s. There is some historic evidence that Chinese miners worked the area once. Perry and Ruth Davis lived in the cabin year long and mined the claim for many years until around 1979. This trail is within the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.

From the Kalmiopsis Rim Trail #1124, the Emily Cabin Trail #1129 is 1.8 miles to the Bailey Cabin Trail #1131 juncture. Past the Bailey Cabin Trail #1131 the condition of the trail (old road) is very poor due to downed trees and heavy brush as it descends to the Little Chetco River.  Hiker are currently using this trail in combination with the Baley Cabin Trail #1131 and Bailey Mountain trails to access the Chetco Wild and Scenic River.

This trail is located in the Biscuit Fire area that burned in the year 2002. 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: 08/2016: This trail, from the intersection with Trail #1131 to Emily Cabin, was reported as being brushed over and completely impassable. Falling snags, as a result of the 2002 Biscuit Fire, continue to be a hazard for visitors, especially as winds increase or weather changes.
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns:
  • Cave Junction, OR
  • Grants Pass, OR
  • Medford, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information


Kalmiopsis Rim Trail #1124.

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  Area/Length : 
4.0 miles

  Elevation : 
2,400 feet - 4,400 feet range