Sawtooth Trail #1401

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Sawtooth Trail #1401 travels east to west along an uneven ridgeline connecting Hardesty Mountain and Mt. June. Short, mostly gentle ascents and descents are joined by occasional level stretches through the ridge top saddles.

The trail passes through a variety of scenery ranging from dark old growth forests, once burned over to several open grassy meadows and rock bluffs abounding in wildflowers in the spring. Occasional viewpoints provide a brief glimpse of Lookout Point Reservoir to the north, Mt. Jefferson to the northeast, and the Layng Creek Watershed to the south.

Short trails off of the Sawtooth Trail #1401, provide access to the summits of both Mt. June and Hardesty Mountain. 

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: Middle to Late Spring
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cottage Grove, OR
Water: Surface water should be treated.

General Information

General Notes:
  • The Sawtooth Trail #1401 is one of several trails located within the semi-primitive non-motorized recreation area of Hardesty Mountain. 

Directions:

Access #1 (via Mt. June): 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 miles to Forest Road 1751. Turn left on Forest Road 1751 and continue for 6.4 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1721. Continue to the right on Forest Road 1721 for 2 miles to Forest Road 1721-941. Turn right on Forest Road 1721-941 for 0.3 mile to the trailhead on the right side of the road.

Access #2 (via Hardesty Mountain): 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 13.5 miles to Forest Road 5840-550. Turn left on Forest Road 5840-550 and continue 1.7 miles to the trailhead, located on the left side of the road. The trail begins half a mile from the trailhead.

Sawtooth Trail is located 32 miles from the Cottage Grove Ranger Station. It is best accessed from the west, along Mt. June Trail #1400.


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  Area/Length : 
3.9 miles

  Elevation : 
3,800 feet - 4,100 feet range

 



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