Baldface Trail #1215


The Baldface Trail provies access to the North Fork Smith River Trail #1233, and offers a spectacular view of Kalmiopsis Wilderness and old mining areas. Baldface Creek offers fly fishing opportunities for small resident trout.

This trail is located in the 2002 Biscuit Fire area. Although  trail crews have been repairing and maintaining many of the affected trails since the Biscuit Fire, visitors should take into consideration that travel and camping may be more difficult and require greater concern for safety, due to a high number of standing, fire-killed snags. Know weather conditions before you go, particularly predictions for windy conditions.

A portion of this trail is an old mining road, and is steep and rocky, so watch your footing! There is a crossing on Baldface Creek, suitable only by foot. (It is not suitable for horses and there is no alternate way around.) As with many of the trails in this part of the Forest, location is remote and access may easily be affected by sudden changes in weather and / or changes in road conditions.

At a Glance

Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Light
Closest Towns:
  • Grants Pass, OR
  • Cave Junction, OR
  • Medford, OR
  • Brookings, OR
  • O'Brien, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Restroom: None
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

From Grants Pass, OR, travel south on US Highway 199 (Redwood Highway) towards O’Brien, OR. In O’Brien, OR, turn right (west) onto County Road 5550 (Forest Road 4402). Continue to Forest Road 112. It is recommended that visitors park at intersection with Forest Road 494, a 4-wheel drive road, to access the trailhead, located approximately 2.5 miles beyond this intersection at Biscuit Hill.

NOTE: Forest Road 112 is subject to seasonal closure at its junction with Forest Road 535.



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  Area/Length : 
6.8 miles

  Elevation : 
2,000 feet - 4,000 feet range