Carlton Pasture Trail #930


This trail switch backs up through a mixed conifer and hardwood forest. Specifically look out for some old-growth madrone trees along this route. The trail breaks out into a small meadow dotted with trees and remnants of an old mining shelter presently called Carlton Pasture. Mature Ponderosa Pine outline the meadow. The trail heads west from this point back in to the forest which is now accented with rock outcrops.

Look out for unique plant species dotting the landscape. Carlton Pasture trail ties in with the 1075-540 road. To reach the Elliott Ridge Trail, follow the 540 road approximately half a mile to road 550. Turn left at this point (west) on to road 550 and follow for half a mile to the Elliott Ridge Trailhead.

Multi User Information: Spring rains can roll in quickly and with ferocity - thunder crashing and lightening snapping. Rainwear and layers are always the appropriate gear during the temperamental days of spring. Be alert and be prepared to yield.

At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Applegate, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District

General Information


Use Carlton Pasture Trailhead

General Notes:
  • Trail is not designed for: ATV, 4-wheel drive, barrier free



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Difficulty Level: Most Difficult


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  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

  Elevation : 
2,600 feet - 3,680 feet range