Alpine Trail #3450
The 9 mile Alpine Trail starts at 3,200 ft. elevation and ends at 4,784. It is open to hikers, mountain bikers, and horses.
The trail climbs through timber and passes through several open rocky meadows. After the Tire Mountain Trail turns off to the left (west), the trail crosses a series of scenic meadows with views to the south and east. When you reach the trailhead on Forest Road 1911, proceed approximately 0.5 mile along it and Forest Road 1910 to reach Forest Road 1912 and the next trailhead. You will climb up over a knob and then descend back to Forest Road 1912. Cross the road and continue up to Sourgrass Mountain, where in midsummer, where the white blooms of beargrass surround you. The trail then descends to and crosses Forest Road 1824-291. It weaves its way through marshy meadows and stands of true fir, passes by the Elk Camp Shelter and ends at the junction of Forest Roads 1825 and 1912.
The forest visitor can enter or exit the trail at any of the road crossings. The trailhead at Forest Road 5821 has limited vehicle parking. The junction with the trail on Forest Road 1912 has lots of parking space.
The Alpine Trail section from the junction with the Tire Mountain Trail to Forest Road 683 is a part of the Eugene to Pacific Crest Trail system.
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- Length: 9.3 miles (14.9 km)
- Elevation: 1,584 feet elevation gain. Trail begins at 3,200 feet and ends at 4,784 feet
- Recommended Season: Spring (lower elevation segment), summer and fall
- Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
- Uses: Hikers, horses, mountain bikes
- Map Location: T.19, 20, 21 S., R.2, 3 E., W.M.
At a Glance
|Water:||Natural water sources should be treated|
|Information Center:||Middle Fork Ranger Station|
Travel east on Highway 58, turn left at the Westfir junction (Highway 58 Milepost 31.5). This road junction is located just north of the Middle Fork Ranger District office. Turn left onto Westfir Road. Travel 1.2 miles toward Westfir. Turn left at the community of Hemlock (Winfry Road), cross the bridge and turn left again, traveling approximately 0.7 mile to the trailhead on Forest Road 5821. The trailhead is located on the right. Limited parking is on the left side of the road.
Other trailheads are reached by continuing on Forest Roads 1910 and 1912 for approximately 6 miles to Forest Road 1825-228. Keep left at the junction with Forest Road 1825 and turn left again at Forest Road 228. The trailhead will be found about 0.5 mile up Forest Road 1825-228 on the left side of the road.
You can access this trail from 5 trailheads, going from lower (#1) to higher (#5) elevation:
You may enter or leave the trail at any road crossing.
The lower portion of this trail may be open while the upper stretches are still under snow.