Briggs Creek Trail #1132

Some meadows along the way. Look for some good swimming holes in Briggs Creek. Nice campsite with fire ring at 4.9 miles. The trail travels through some old harvest units and some old growth stands. Several smaller creeks, springs and some marshy areas must be crossed along the way. Wildlife viewing and swimming opportunities. The trail ends at Soldier creek near Forest Road 4105-152. This road is accessed from the town of Selma off Highway 199 (Redwood Highway).

The area is rich with mining history as well as many claims that are being worked at the present time. At 4.3 miles is Courier Mine Historic Cabin Site set amid Horsetails. This trail was named for George E. Briggs, a packer who supplied early miners in the area.

NOTE: Must ford Briggs Creek several times, making Summer or early Fall the best time to hike the trail.

At a Glance

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

General Information


Use Briggs Creek Trailhead

General Notes:


Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

OHV Trail Riding

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
9.5 miles

  Elevation : 
1,600 feet - 2,200 feet range