Taylor Creek

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10.3 Miles 16.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

2,215' 675 m

Ascent

-1,299' -396 m

Descent

2,720' 829 m

High

1,156' 352 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Unknown

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Some of the best natural flowing trail in southern oregon.

Nick McDaniel

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No fires in unimproved campgrounds.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The Taylor Creek trail is recognized by most as the "Jedi" trail, though most people who ride it miss out on most of the trail.

The northern portion of trail drops into the Taylor Creek drainage and starts out fast. This section flows so well that you'll think that it was built for bikes. Once you have reached the main stem of Taylor creek the trail traverses the steep hill side with a few steep climbs and descents and a few creek crossings to keep you on your toes. The trail surface is mainly smooth dirt with a few rock screes and roots to break it up. The creek provides some great pools to cool off in the hot summer heat.

The "Jedi" section is the portion of the trail that drops south of Lone Tree Pass. The trail is aptly named "Jedi" due to the fast and flowing descent that drops you into Briggs Valley. It is all smooth rolling dirt singletrack.

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Feb 19, 2015
Berk Jay
Clear trail conditions, no debris.
Feb 17, 2015
Berk Jay
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Just tried this from north end entrance on 7/18/15. Bridge washed out and trail is majorly overgrown and not maintained. Unless you enjoy walking your bike through dense undergrowth and fallen trees, I wouldn't recommend this. On the positive side, it's a beautiful trail for remote hiking! There is a short section not listed here from the north end that goes further north to the road where there is a trail marker. That section is decent, although pretty steep going north. Great headed south though! Jul 18, 2015


I just finished this trail and there is no way your goign to ride a bike through this trail. All bridges are out, long portions of the trail washed out and over grown. Great for hiking though. Also watch out for poision oak and bears. We ran into one bear in the horse creek drainage and he is not afraid of people and will get close to you, less than 20 yeards. Be aware. I would rate this more on the difficult side with the current conditions of the trail and the lack of maintance. Big pine campground is marked wrong on the map being used on this site as well. Big Pine is also closed until 2019 due to dangerouse trees. Jul 4, 2016


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