Sucker Creek Trail #1256
This is a very scenic trail that winds through undisturbed stands of old-growth forest. The trail begins at Forest Road 260 and gradually descends to Sucker Creek. A number of small creeks and springs cross the trail, providing easy water opportunities. The trail crosses a large slide area, about which stories tell of a number of miners who perished years ago in its destructive path. The trail eventually reaches Sucker Creek, which has to be forded. Care should be taken when fording here: though it is relatively shallow in the summer, heavy rains may raise the level of the creek enough to make crossing hazardous during other seasons. Once across, the trail follows Sucker Creek a short distance to an unimproved campsite near the Johnson Creek Bridge on Forest Road 5591.
At a Glance
|Open Season:||Year Round|
|Water:||Not available. Surface water should be treated.|
|Information Center:||Powers Ranger District|
From Powers, OR, go south on County Road 90 to Forest Road 33, then west to Forest Road 3353 to Forest Road 5591, travel down Forest Road 5591 to bridge. Cross bridge and the trailhead is located to the right in a mining claim camp area.
From Gold Beach, OR, go northeast on County Road 545 to Forest Road 33, then west to Forest Road 3353 to Forest Road 5591, travel down 5591 to bridge. Cross bridge and the trailhead is located to the right in a mining claim camp area.
From Glendale, OR, go west on Bureau of Land Management Road 32-9-3 to Forest Road 3348, to Forest Road 33, then west on Forest Road 3353 to Forest Road 5591, travel down 5591 to bridge. Cross bridge and the trailhead is located to the right in a mining claim camp area.
- USGS Map: T32S, R12W, Section 10 or 33
- Trail is not designed for: pack and saddle, mountain bike, motorized bike, ATV, 4-wheel drive, barrier free
|Difficulty Level:||More to Most Difficult|
- Forest Road 33
Alerts & Warnings
- Effective 9/20: Wild and Scenic Lower Rogue River Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
- Butte Fork Trail Bridge in Red Buttes Wilderness Closed Through July 2023
- Effective 7/27: Forest-Wide Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
- Understanding Parking and Fire Restrictions on the Illinois River
- Bear-Human Interactions on the Rise!