Hardesty Way Trail #1402

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Hardesty Way Trail has two distinct sections. The original “way” trail has been abandoned and now the first 1.2 miles follow a gently graded closed spur road, making for an excellent mountain bike ride. The upper 1-mile portion follows a steep ridgeline traversing a varied, delightful forest whose occasional clearings provide several good viewpoints to the west.

The Hardesty Way Trail terminates near the midpoint of the Sawtooth Trail #1401. To the east are Hardesty Mountain (1.7 miles) and the trailhead on Forest Road 5840-550 (2.1 miles). To the west are Mt. June (2.2 miles) and Mt. June Trail #1400 (2.3 miles), which ends on road 1721-941 at the Mt. June Trailhead.

Hardesty Way Trail #1402

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/08/2020- Open, but current conditions unknown. Be prepared to navigate downed trees and other potential hazards.
Fees No
Open Season: Early Spring
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cottage Grove, OR
Water: Not available

General Information

Directions:

The trailhead is 29 miles southeast of Cottage Grove.

From Interstate 5 take Cottage Grove Exit 174, on Interstate 5. Take Row River Road, #2400, east 19 miles to the junction of Layng Creek Road, #17, and Brice Creek Road, #2470. Turn left on Road #17 and continue for 5.7 miles to Road #1758. Turn uphill, to the left, on Road #1758 and travel for 6 miles to Spur Road 161 on the left. Travel to trailhead parking at the end of Road #161.


General Notes:
  • The trail is infrequently maintained, but is generally not hard to follow.
  • Deer and an occasional bear sighting can be expected in this remote semi-primitive non-motorized management area.

Directions:

From Cottage Grove, OR, travel east on Row River Road 2400 for 19 miles to the junction of Layng Creek Road 17, and Brice Creek Road 2470. Turn left on Layng Creek Road 17 and continue for 5.7 miles to Forest Road 1758. Turn left, uphill, on Forest Road 1758 and travel for 0.3 mile until you come to a fork. Turn left. Continue for 0.7 mile until you come to another fork and keep right. Continue for 0.4 mile until you get to another fork and keep right. It is 4.6 miles to spur road 161 on the left. Travel to trailhead parking at the end of Forest Road 1758-161.

The trailhead is 29 miles southeast of Cottage Grove.


Parking:
  • Parking is available for around 2 cars.

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  Area/Length : 
2.2 miles

  Elevation : 
3,400 feet - 4,200 feet range

 



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