Bradley Ridge Trail #1551

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Bradley Ridge Trail #1551 leads to sensitive natural and cultural areas within the North Umpqua Ranger District. As you come across these sites on your hike, please be respectful and don’t touch or alter them in any way. Remember also that removal of artifacts and destruction of archaeological sites is a violation of Federal law.

After passing through a forested ridgetop with views of the North Umpqua Canyon, this trail reaches the rock overhangs, or caves, where the Umpqua Indians once lived. Known as the Dog Creek Indian Caves, this sensitive cultural site has been the target of much vandalism and looting in the past, which has unsurprisingly destroyed much of the site’s evidence of prehistoric occupation. However, some of the rock art is still visible. As such, please do not touch or otherwise physically interact with the pictographs as even the lightest touch can cause deterioration.

The trail also borders on and enters the Limpy Rock Research Natural Area, where a concentration of special interest plant species such as spleenwort, milk vetch, fairy slipper, and kalmiopsis can be found. Please do not remove or damage plants growing in this area.

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: Year Round - undefined
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: 34.5 miles from Glide, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


From Roseburg, OR, turn on OR-138 E / NE Diamond Lake Boulevard Highway. Travel 40 miles until you reach Forest Road 4713 (Jack Creek Road), which is located on the left approximately 0.5 mile east of Island Campground. Follow Forest Road 4713 for 4.4 miles to its junction with Forest Road 4713-100. Take Forest Road 4713-100 approximately 2.5 miles until you come to Forest Road 4713-120, then follow this road another 3.6 miles to Forest Road 4713-130. The trailhead will be about 0.75 mile up Forest Road 4713-130. The trail begins at Forest Road 4713-130, known as Limpy Rock Road, and ends at the Dog Creek Indian Caves.

From December 1 to April 30, no motorized vehicles are allowed beyond the gate at the beginning of Forest Road 4713-120 because of big game winter range conditions. That adds another 2 mile-hike from the gate to the trail and another 2 miles on the way out.

The Bradley Ridge Trail is 34.5 miles from Glide, OR.

General Notes:

The Limpy Rock area is seasonally closed to protect local wildlife. Before heading out, call the North Umpqua Ranger Station at (541) 496-3532 to make sure this trail is open.



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  Area/Length : 
1.75 miles

  Elevation : 
3,000 feet - 3,500 feet range