Bunchgrass Meadows Trail #1575

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

In prehistoric times, Bunchgrass Meadows was used by Native Americans (including the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians) to hunt and gather food such as tarweed and as a route to Huckleberry Gap. Later, before and during the early days of the Forest Service, the meadows were a grazing area for sheep and cattle.

Today, this primarily ridgetop trail climbs and rolls through big trees, open sub-alpine meadows, and old harvest units. A historic trail shelter stands near the western end of the trail and provides a place to rest.

Bunchgrass Meadows Trail can be enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, motorcycle riders, and horseback riders. Loop opportunities up to 12 miles are available by way of Elkhorn Trail #1426A or Beaver Creek Trail #1426.

Bunchgrass Meadows Trail #1575 - View

Bunchgrass Meadows Trail #1575 - Typical Trail

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 01/14/2021: Current condition report not available
Fees No
Open Season: Summer
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Tiller, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information

Directions:

From Canyonville, Oregon, take west 1st Street and turn onto southeast 3rd Street / County Road 1. Continue to follow County Road 1 for approximately 23 miles until you reach Tiller, Oregon.

From Tiller, Oregon, take County Road 46 for 5 miles to Forest Road 29 (Jackson Creek Road). Follow Forest Road 29 about 3 miles to Forest Road 31, on right. Follow Forest Road 31 0.5 mile to Forest Road 3114, on left. Follow Forest Road 3114 about 3 more miles to the trailhead closest to the shelter, which is a narrow turnout approximately 12 miles from Tiller, Oregon.

Or continue on Forest Road 3114 to access the trail near Coffin Butte Trailhead, or another access point at the Forest Road 3114-600 junction, near Whisky Camp Guard Station.


Activities


Bicycling

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

  • Open to motorcycles, but not ATV use.
  • The trail has areas of sharp switchbacks, soft tread and numerous water crossings.
  • The lower Beaver Creek Trail portion of the loop requires users to cross Beaver Creek in a few places so be prepared to cross short stretches of water.
  • The trail is also quite narrow and steep in places.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.5 miles

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

 



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