18 miles
Distance
3,489 ft
Climb
-3,616 ft
Descent
02:42:34
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sterling Mine Ditch Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Details

  • Riding Area
    Sterling Mine Ditch Trail System
    Jacksonville, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Season
  • Global Ranking
    #44723 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    US Bureau of Land Management

This (mostly) flat trail follows the old Sterling Mine Ditch. The trail mainly runs along the ditch levee, but occasionally dips into the ditch. There are two locations where the trail leaves the ditch and climbs up and around private property. At its eastern end, the trail descends to the Little Applegate Trailhead. The majority of the trail is fairly level. The trail surface is mostly smooth with only a few rocks. The area is mixed forest with lots of meadow areas. Many spots along this trail offer excellent views of the surrounding mountains as well as the Upper Applegate valley. There are 4 side trails off of the main trail that lead to trailheads. These side trails make nice out-and-backs in order to gain additional elevation.

Access Info

The western end of the trail is accessed at the Deming Trailhead. The eastern end of the trail is at the Little Applegate Trailhead. More detailed directions to the trailhead are in the 'Directions' link

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sterling Mine Ditch Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -127 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,516 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,312 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,643 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,516 ft
  • Grade
    -0.137%
  • Grade max
    -38.801%
  • Grade min
    58.343%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    02:42:34
  • Avg reverse time
    02:12:12
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Status:
on Jun 24, 2018
Variable
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to sterling-mine-ditch-trail trailhead (42.186550, -122.949570)
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      Sterling Mine... Trail Reports

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      Jun 24, 2018 @ 7:16am
      Jun 24, 2018
      Between Deming and the tunnel, there are 2 or 3 small trees down. I was able to clear one. Grass/shrubs/Poison oak overhanging the trail...
      Feb 14, 2018 @ 5:32pm
      Feb 14, 2018
      reporter 7 down trees on portion of trail starting just before the Bear Gulch trail to about 2 miles past the Tunnel Ridge trail. Also, two very small...
      Dec 4, 2017 @ 10:35am
      Dec 4, 2017
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