Battle Ax Creek Trail #3339

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

This 4 mile trail described from east to west initially climbs to Beachie Saddle at the Opal Creek Wilderness boundary. The trail then starts decending along the Battle Ax creek drainage. The trail currently lies where an old logging road was once located. The logging road was constructed prior to the inclusion of the Opal Creek area into the Wilderness Preservation System. In most places it is rather obvious that the current trail was at one time a road. This trail does not offer many views.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Beachie Creek Fire Closures in effect
Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Detroit, Oregon
Water: No potable water. Battle Ax and other small creeks. Water from streams and lakes should be filtered.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


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Battle Ax #3339 Trail Map

Click on the image above or here for a PDF trail map.

Close to:


3 - 5 vehicles at Battle Ax Creek Trailhead.

120 vehicles at Opal Creek Gate Trailhead.



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  Area/Length : 
4 miles

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  Elevation : 
2700 feet - 4500 feet