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blueBlack Collings Mountain Trail

Trail

6.2 mile 10.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,828' 557 m
Descent: -1,771' -540 m
High: 3,493' 1,065 m
Low: 2,012' 613 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Peter Carse

A good climb and fast descent with views of the Siskiyou Mountains and Applegate Lake.

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Description

Ride this trail in either direction. Make a loop by utilizing the paved Applegate road, or Da-Ku-Be-Te-De.
As described, you'll encounter a shorter, steeper climb combined with a longer descent. Ridden south to north, expect a longer gentler ascent with shorter steeper descent.

From the trailhead across the road from Hart-tish picnic and boat launch area, the trail drops down to beautiful, shaded Grouse Creek, making a couple crossings as it follows it upstream.

A short detour can be made about .75 miles up the trail to an abandoned miner's cabin and inactive Bigfoot trap.

Leaving the creek, the trail climbs steeply, gaining 1,000 feet in elevation.
From the ridgetop, a short descent is followed by a traverse along the west side and another short climb to the high point which is just SW of the summit of Collings Mountain.
Along the way, excellent panoramic views of the Applegate Lake and the Siskiyou Crest abound.

From the high point, descend steadily for 3 miles to Watkins Campground. The last 0.5 mile of trail passes through the 62 acre Watkins fire that burned in 1981.

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