Outdoor Study Area Trails - Osprey Trail #973

This trail is 0.6 mile in length and extends from Dagelma trailhead to the Payette Trail #970 above the Squaw Arm of Applegate Lake. The trail begins on the left side of the parking area and follows the Prospectors Loop trail for 400 feet before reaching the Osprey trail junction on the left. The trail begins a gentle to moderate descent through a mixed conifer forest of Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, white pine, changing to a beautiful forest of oak, madrone and manzanita. Poison oak is common along the trail. After 0.2 mile the trail follows an old road to its junction with the Payette Trail.

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 Dagelma Trailhead

General Notes:


Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
0.6 miles

  Elevation : 
2,000 feet