Barklow Mountain Trail #1258

The Barklow Mountain Trail follows a ridge to the location of an old fire lookout on the highest point of Barklow Mountain, located at 3,579 feet in elevation within the Copper Salmon Wilderness. The lookout offers one of the premier views of the Siskiyou Mountains. Part of the trail continues along the north ridge of Barklow Mountain to the site of an old Forest Service shelter, which has not been used for many years.

Most of the trail is located within the Copper Salmon Wilderness, which was designated in 2009 and encompasses 13,738 acres.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply.
Closest Towns:
  • Powers, OR
  • Port Orford, OR
  • Gold Beach, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Powers Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:
  • Trail is NOT designed for pack and saddle use, mountain bikes, motorized bikes, ATVs, 4-wheel drives, or barrier free needs.


Barklow Mountain Northeast Trailhead: From Powers, OR, travel south on County Road 90 / County Highway 219 for about 5 miles then continue on Forest Road 33 for about another 6 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 3353, just past mile post 11, and follow for about 5 miles to trailhead.

From Gold Beach, OR, travel northeast on County Road 595 and continue on Forest Road 33. Turn left onto Forest Road 3353, just past mile post 11, and follow to the trailhead.


Barklow Mountain West Trailhead: From Port Orford, OR, head north on Highway 101, then go right on Elk River Road (County Road 208) which turns into Forest Road 5325. Take a left on Forest Road 5201 and cross Elk River at Butler Bar Campground.  Follow Forest Road 5201 to the trailhead.


Campground Camping

Butler Bar Campground is nearby.

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More to Most Difficult


Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
6.0 miles

  Elevation : 
1,800 feet - 3,579 feet range