Shorty Noble Way Trail #1185

This trail is within the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Provides access to the Illinois Wild and Scenic River following Clear Creek. This is a steep one-way hike to the river from the Illinois River Trail #1161. Access to the river and fishing available.

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: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns:
  • Selma, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

Illinois River Trail #1161 just after crossing the small bridge across Clear Creek.


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.0 miles

  Elevation : 
700 feet - 1,400 feet range