5 miles
3,253 ft
-1,211 ft
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
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    942 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to minnow-creek-trail-116493 trailhead (42.510029, -123.618502)
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Minnow Creek Trail Trail Reports

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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