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7 miles
3,396 ft
-2,173 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Taylor Creek Trail


  • Riding area
    Taylor Creek / Briggs Valley
    Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All Season
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Garden
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

Beautiful old-school trail that follows the creek for approximately 5 miles before it climbs out of the drainage. Total length of this section is approximately 7 miles. The first 5 miles is a mix of uphill and downhill. The last two miles climbs consistently up to Lone Tree Pass, which is where the Jedi trail starts (the Jedi is officially part of Taylor Creek) The trail surface is a mix of smooth and minor rocky sections with a few roots. Be careful riding the bridges in winter because some of them can be SLICK. Some people like to shuttle the top 3 miles of this section, as it has a few small drops.

Access Info

Take I-5 exit 61. Take Merlin-Galice Road to Briggs Valley Road. Drive 3 miles up Briggs Valley Road to the lowest trailhead. Other trailheads exist further up along the road. This trail ends at the start of the Jedi, which is officially the last 4.5 miles of the Taylor Creek Trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Taylor Creek Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,223 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,150 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,607 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,353 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,576 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,581 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 3, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to lower-taylor-creek-trail trailhead (42.525170, -123.596710)
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Lower Taylor... Trail Reports

Apr 3, 2018 @ 5:06pm
Apr 3, 2018
reporter Down tree removed - trail is clear
Apr 2, 2018 @ 5:09pm
Apr 2, 2018
reporter One tree down between Burned Timber road and Minnow Creek road. Minor blowdown also. Otherwise clear
Mar 16, 2018 @ 6:54pm
Mar 16, 2018
reporter Snow has melted from lowest trailhead to just past the landing. Variable snow depth from landing up to lone tree pass with depth of 0 to 12...
Mar 4, 2018 @ 9:32am
Mar 4, 2018
reporter Majority of trail is snow covered, starting at the lowest trailhead. Snow depth reaches over a foot at the landing area. Snow deepens as the...
Feb 3, 2018 @ 12:52pm
Feb 3, 2018
reporter Clear and riding well. Minor blowdown
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Mar 4, 2018 @ 10:45am
Mar 4, 2018
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Jan 8, 2018 @ 4:44pm
Jan 8, 2018
Lower Taylor Creek Trail
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Dec 24, 2017 @ 9:57am
Dec 24, 2017
Lower Taylor Creek Trail
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Dec 24, 2017 @ 9:54am
Dec 24, 2017
Lower Taylor Creek Trail


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