Bohemia National Recreation Trail #1407


Area Status: Temporarily Closed

[PHOTO: Misty scene with Rodies in foreground and evergreens in back.  Photo by Cindy Pack]Originally constructed in 1864 and 1865, the Bohemia Trail was the first organized effort for a wagon route from Oakland, Oregon to the Bohemia Mines. Most of this route was on private land and has since been abandoned and/or obliterated by road construction. However, seven miles of this historic trail through the Umpqua National Forest remains intact, traveling through old-growth forest, rocky outcrops, and the occasional open meadow.

The first 4.2-mile section of trail follows the forested Calapooya Ridge from China Saddle Trailhead on Forest Road 23 to Canton Point. The trail then continues 2.5 miles north to Shane Saddle. The original route once continued north to Bohemia City. However, roads and private mining claim activities have since obliterated this last section as well. Access to three sided Adirondack shelters at Saddle Camp and Twin Rocks, west and north of Canton Point respectively, provide a welcome place to rest along the trail.

Trail riding on this trail is for motorcycles only.

You can find detailed trail maps and descriptions in the Cottage Grove Ranger District Recreational Opportunity Guide.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/12/2022: Temporarily closed for safety due to nearby logging activities.
Fees: No
Open Season: Summer
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cottage Grove, OR
Water: No water along ridgeline route. Surface water should be treated.

General Information

Directions:

From Cottage Grove, OR, travel east on Row River Road 2400 for 15 miles to Sharps Creek Road 2460 and turn tight. Continue on Forest Road 2460 for 10.5 miles; turn right onto Bureau of Land Management Clark Creek Road 22-1-12. Continue on Clark Creek Road for 0.7-mile, then turn left across the bridge to Forest Road 23. To access the west trailhead, continue on Forest Road 23 for approximately 7.1 miles, the trailhead is on the left.

To Shane Saddle Trailhead follow the above directions to Forest Road 23. Once you cross the bridge onto Forest Road 23, continue for approximately 2.7 miles to Puddin Rock Road 2328. Turn left and follow Forest Road 2328 for 7 miles where it junctions with Forest Road 2358. Turn left on Forest Road 2358 and travel 0.9-mile to Shane Saddle. The Bohemia Trail travels south at this location.

Intermediate trail access points are along Forest Road 2358 (off of Forest Road 23) and at Canton Point Trailhead; and junction of Forest Roads 2358 and 2328.


Accessibility:
  • Accessible horse mounting facility located at China Saddle Trailhead.

Parking:
  • Hitching post and large horse trailer parking area located at Shane Saddle Trailhead.
  • Parking is roadside at the China Saddle Trailhead.
  • There is room for two cars at Canton Point Trailhead.

Activities

Mountain Biking

  • Trail elevation change is 1,600 feet
  • Grades range from 10-25%
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Backpacking

  • One way trail durations are 4-6 hours.
  • Trail grades average 10-20% with some short steeper sections.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Horse Riding

  • Hitching post at China Saddle Trailhead.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

OHV Trail Riding

  • Motorcycles Only
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
7 miles

  Elevation : 
3,200 feet - 4,800 feet range