Sanger Creek Trail #1271

This trail provides access into the Siskiyou Wilderness and the East Fork Illinois River Trail #1274. There is old growth and marshy areas as well as old fire scars. Nearby Whisky Lake is a great stopover place and primitive camping area.

Access: The Sanger Creek Trailhead is closed usually October through June (rainy season) do to gate closure at the junction of Forest Road 4803 (Waldo Road) and Forest Road 130. This is to prevent the spread of Port-Orford Cedar Root Rot disease that is transported in water and wetness.

At a Glance

Open Season: Summer
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns:
  • O'Brien, OR
  • Cave Junction, OR
  • Grants Pass, OR
Water: Surface water at Sanger Creek. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information


Use Sanger Creek Trailhead

General Notes:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles

  Elevation : 
3,600 feet - 4,300 feet range