Acker Divide Trail #1437

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail provides access to 3 destinations:

The trail accesses Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. It passes through park like stands of old growth trees. The most impressive old growth lies along the trail from the trailhead to Grasshopper Meadows and around the Cripple Camp Shelter area. The shelter at Cripple Camp was built in the 1930's and is typical of the primitive construction style of that time. Just beyond Cripple Camp is Toad Lake, a marshy opening which provides good opportunities for wildlife observation.

Near the end, the trail leaves the timber and passes through Pup Prairie, a large meadow typical of the Divide's high country.

A 0.5 mile hike up Forest Service Road #6515-530 from the trail's end leads to Hershberger Lookout. Here the visitor is rewarded with a spectacular view of the Southern Oregon Cascades, the Rogue River drainage, the Umpqua River drainage, the Siskiyou Mountains, and Mt. Shasta.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/09/2020-Open, but access roads have many down trees across them. Trail conditions are unknown. Be prepared to encounter down trees and other obstacles on the trail.
Open Season: Summer
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Tiller, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Tiller Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

Acker Divide Trailhead: From Canyonville, OR take West 1st Street and turn onto SE 3rd St/OR-227. Continue to follow OR-227 approximately 23 miles until you reach Tiller. From Tiller, OR take County Road #46, which becomes South Umpqua Road #28. Then take a right onto Jackson Creek Road #29. Follow Road Jackson Creek Road #29 to Forest Road #2900-550. Take a left onto Forest Road #2900-550 and follow for about a mile to Acker Divide Trailhead, approximately 31 miles from Tiller.

Or by the Lakes Trail #1578 via Skimmerhorn Trailhead: From Canyonville, OR take West 1st Street and turn onto SE 3rd St/OR-227. Continue to follow OR-227 approximately 23 miles until you reach Tiller. From the Tiller, OR take County Road #46, which becomes South Umpqua Road #28, to Road #2823. Follow Road #2823 to Road #2830. Follow Road #2830 to Road #2830-600. Follow Road #2830-600 to the Skimmerhorn Trailhead, approximately 35 miles from Tiller.


Parking:
  • Parking available for two to four vehicles, including horse trailers.
  • Facilities include: Picnic table and fireplace, one hitch rail, and a primitive composting toilet.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
7.3 miles

  Elevation : 
4,160' - 5,760'

 



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