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      This riding area includes trails adjacent to or connecting with the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail System. The area is mostly mixed forest (ponderosa pine, oak, madrone, and manzanita with a few pockets of Douglas fir). The trail surfaces run from granite to clay with minimal rocks. Certain spots can be extremely muddy and slippery during and just after rainy periods. There are numerous trailheads to access the trails in this riding area.
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      Region Details
      • 4
      • 2
      • 9

      Region Status
      Open as of May 22, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      17
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails E-Bike
      14
      Trails Horse
      10
      Trails Hike
      20
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Total Distance
      53 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      5,962 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,078 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,002 ft
      Reports
      61
      Photos
      60
      Ridden Counter
      221

      Photos of Sterling Mine Ditch Trail System Mountain Bike

      120 |
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 4:28pm
      Oct 18, 2021
      82 |
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:52pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      79 |
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:52pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      102 |
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:52pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      68 |
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:52pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      63 |
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:52pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      78 |
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:52pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      75 |
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:51pm
      Apr 25, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Sterling Mine Ditch Trail
      Apr 22, 2024 @ 9:00am
      Apr 22, 2024
      VariableMany trees down between Little Applegate...karmet
      Grub Gulch to Ditch Mine
      Apr 22, 2024 @ 8:57am
      Apr 22, 2024
      DryTrail is still blocked in several places...karmet
      Jack-Ash Trail
      Apr 22, 2024 @ 8:53am
      Apr 22, 2024
      IdealTrail is in great shape! All clear!karmet
      Lower Jack Ash
      Apr 22, 2024 @ 8:53am
      Apr 22, 2024
      IdealTrail is in great shape! All clear!karmet
      Jack-Ash Trail
      Nov 8, 2023 @ 1:54pm
      Nov 8, 2023
      IdealYounk0
      Bear Gulch Trail
      Apr 22, 2023 @ 4:54pm
      Apr 22, 2023
      DryHike Perfect conditions. Watch out for the rock ;)josefporter
      Jack-Ash Transfer
      Jan 26, 2022 @ 10:05am
      Jan 26, 2022
      Variable Cleaned down trees and limbs from trail...normsride Applegate
      Tunnel Ridge Trail
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 10:17am
      Jul 18, 2021
      DryTrail is clear. Steep to ride up. Walked...roguecorners
      Little Applegate Road
      Jun 9, 2021 @ 9:32am
      Jun 9, 2021
      VariableIt's a road.Joewallgren
      Armstrong Gulch Trail
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 11:04pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      IdealTbaumer

      Activity Feed

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      karmetaddreportactivity #51539795 and 3 more
      Apr 22, 2024 @ 8:56am
      Apr 22, 2024
      WillieJacobszupdateregionactivity #46269727
      Nov 13, 2023 @ 9:21am
      Nov 13, 2023
      Aaronkgcn9jwishlisttrailactivity #46137577
      Nov 9, 2023 @ 8:05pm
      Nov 9, 2023
      Younk0riddentrailactivity #46137540 and 2 more
      Nov 9, 2023 @ 8:04pm
      Nov 9, 2023
      Younk0addreportactivity #46099558 and 3 more
      Nov 8, 2023 @ 1:54pm
      Nov 8, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      DanabrowntrailJack-Ash TrailJack-Ash trial from Griffin Gap intersection...
      Jun 2, 2023 @ 2:30pm
      Jun 2, 2023
      TbaumerreportBear Gulch TrailWe jumped off Sterling Mine Ditch Trail to...
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 11:13pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      TbaumerreportArmstrong Gulch TrailA great way to add some challenge to a very...
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 11:06pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      TbaumerreportSterling Mine Ditch TrailFirst six miles are flat &...
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:37pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      LongLostWaytrailJack-Ash Trail3 single track sections interspersed with 2...
      Nov 7, 2019 @ 7:57am
      Nov 7, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Wagner Creek 2 9 67.9 km
      Jacksonville Woodlands 17 128.8 km
      Forest Park 6 27 410.7 km
      Motorcycle Riders Association 5 32 911.9 km
      Ashland Watershed 14 36 5 112.1 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1851 miles5,902 ft20 miles3,077 ft
      #9,857#4,1283661144
      E-Bike1439 miles4,738 ft17 miles3,077 ft
      245216
      Horse1031 miles4,462 ft15 miles2,602 ft
      15
      Hike2053 miles5,961 ft20 miles3,077 ft
      #8,808#3,9966110
      Trail Running2053 miles5,961 ft20 miles3,077 ft
      #8,777#3,972612
      Dirtbike/Moto21 mile246 ft5,003 ft965 ft
      9
      ATV/ORV/OHV21 mile246 ft5,003 ft965 ft
      9
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