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Wagner Creek Loops (including Chucks Chips & PBR)



28.3 mile 45.6 kilometer loop
50% Singletrack


Ascent: 5,288' 1,612 m
Descent: -5,280' -1,609 m
High: 5,210' 1,588 m
Low: 2,814' 858 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 48% (26°)


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Trail shared by Liz

This offers some great exposure to Southern Oregon riding. It is a nice flowy mix of tight and wide trails.


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This area has some fast flowing trails with some small and larger features to hit if you are into that. Steep switchbacks and some steeper downhill sections might cause skidding (erosion), but these are some of the most fun trails Southern Oregon!

Need to Know

Park midway up the road and loop the trails by riding the fire roads back up to your vehicle. The ride up from the bottom is fairly steep. Driving in, please take is slow through the neighborhood at the bottom of the hill.


This route is pretty long and loops back on itself but hits most of the singletrack in the area. You could shuttle this area easily and PBR Trail / Chucks Chips are likely more geared towards this style. Otherwise, ride from the midpoint and loop these trails by riding back up the fire roads. This entire area is in fairly good condition; though there are a few overhanging branches and the trails are tight in some sections, but you can rail through most of it.

Park your car off FS Road 22 (Wagner Gap Road) to start this ride. Head south on FS Road 22 (Wagner Gap Road) which climbs right from the start. At 2.5 miles to reach Old Man Trail which joins from the right. The trail descends, steeply at first, a series of switchbacks. After leveling off for a bit, Old Man Trail ends at NF-2040. Cross the road to join Middle Earth Trail which again descends steeply down several switchbacks and crosses a small creek part way down.

Middle Earth Trail ends at another forest road. Cross the road to start Bike Wash Trail which follows the Little Applegate River for a short while before ending at Brickpile Road NF-2250. Turn right onto Brickpile Road NF-2250 gradually climbing back up to where you parked your car. Take a right onto FS Road 22 (Wagner Gap Road) briefly to get to an an old road that is now mostly singletrack which leads to Chucks Chips.

Chucks Chips is more of a freeride trail and has some fairly steep sections. This trail can be a little bit gnarly in places. Chucks Chips ends at Wagner Gap Road. Take a left on the road and follow it back to where it reenters the forest and becomes FS Road 22 (Wagner Gap Road). Continue on this road, once again past your car. Take it all the way back past the turn for Old Man Trail to the junction with PBR Trail. Take right onto PBR Trail, another more freeride like trail, that descends quite steeply down some switchbacks. PBR Trail has some larger hits on and features to keep it interesting but can also leave a bruise or two if you aren't on your game.

Take PBR Trail all the way down to its end at McDonald Creek Road and take a right; briefly follow McDonald Creek Road before taking another right onto NF-2040. Follow the mostly level NF-2040 all the way back to its junction with FS Road 22 (Wagner Gap Road). A left on FS Road 22 (Wagner Gap Road) will return you to your car and the end of this ride.


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Jul 18, 2017
allen purdy
Jul 29, 2016
Darrell Strickland
Chuck's Chips Trail
May 3, 2016
Brady Smith
The Trailhead at the center of this ride is currently closed due to logging going on in the area.

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A nice meadow.
Dec 15, 2017 near Talent, OR


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