Pupps Camp Way Trail #1174


Challenging hike providing access to the Illinois Wild and Scenic River at Collier Bar. At the present time, this trail is NOT recommended for use. The route is extremely steep, hard to find in places and blocked by numerous downed trees and heavy brush.

For the experienced, adventurous hiker the Illinois Wild and Scenic River can be forded, during low water periods only, to provide access the Gold Beach Ranger District's portion of Pupps Camp Trail and Game Lake Campground.

This trail is located in the Biscuit Fire area that burned in the year 2002. Although Forest Service trail crews have been repairing and maintaining many of the affected trails since the Biscuit Fire, visitors should take into consideration (because of the substantially increased risk of fire-killed snags falling) that travel and camping may be more difficult and require greater concern for safety.

At a Glance

Open Season: Spring
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Cave Junction, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information


This trail is accessed from a combination trails. From the trailhead you take the Illinois River Trail #1161 (portion on the Gold Beach Ranger District), as well as the Illinois River Trail #1161 on the Galice Ranger District to reach the upper end of the trail on South Bend Mountain. You may also reach the lower end of the trail at Collier Bar via the Collier Bar Trail #1182.

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  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

  Elevation : 
400 feet - 3,200 feet range