5 miles
Distance
3,253 ft
Climb
-1,211 ft
Descent
3,669 ft
High Point
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Minnow Creek Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Taylor Creek / Briggs Valley
    Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #95081 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

Advanced level trail that connects Forest Road 602 to the Taylor Creek Trail. As the uppermost mile of this trail was obliterated by a rogue bulldozer operator in 2014, this trail is only accessible from the Taylor Creek Trail. The lower portion is of moderate grade and rides like an intermediate trail. However, the trail gets steeper and more difficult as you go higher. The trail used to be the downhill part of the expert level course loop at the Return on the Jedi race in years past. Now it must be traveled as an out and back from Taylor Creek.

Access Info

Trail can be accessed off of the Taylor Creek Trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Minnow Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,042 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,309 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,309 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,351 ft
  • Grade
    7.288%
  • Grade max
    -50.511%
  • Grade min
    65.148%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    942 ft
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Status:
on Feb 15, 2019
Snow Covered
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Minnow Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Feb 15, 2019 @ 6:30am
      3 days
      reporter Several down trees, encroaching brush and tread damage from recent fire on lower portion
      Jan 28, 2018 @ 7:15pm
      Jan 28, 2018
      reporter Lower portion of trail has some encroaching brush but is in otherwise decent shape. However, uppermost mile of the trail was destroyed by a rogue...
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