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East Applegate Ridge Trail (ART)

Intermediate
 4.7 (3)

A fun trail with killer views and nice flow that forms part of the JackAsh project.


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5.6

Miles

9.0

KM

Singletrack

3,192' 973 m

High

1,827' 557 m

Low

1,671' 509 m

Up

474' 144 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Great views and easy access makes this a fun out-and-back or shuttle.

This is a multi-use trail. Be alert for traffic in both directions and prepared to yield appropriately.

Description

The bottom of the trail starts at the currently unfinished parking lot on Highway 238 (there is also a parking area at the top that is accessed from Sterling Creek Road). If parking off of Highway 238, be extremely careful when crossing the highway until the formal parking lot is completed on the trail-side of the road.

If you're climbing from the bottom, pick a cool day, as there's a fair amount of sun exposure (which is very nice in fall/winter/spring) as you climb out to the top. Once on the ridge, it's an easy and very scenic ride to the end of the trail and parking area. You'll have your pick of the views and they are all good. Just don't forget to keep your bike on the trail, as it's fairly steep exposure!

On the way back down, the miles pass quickly in a fun and flowly descent with a few short climbs. If conditions are warm or your group wants to eliminate the climb, the trail is easy to shuttle, too! You'll have fun either way, just make sure to fill out the register, so the BLM knows all the love this new excellent trail is getting!

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Norm Young

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 3 votes

#1

in Medford

#4912

Overall
  4.7 from 3 votes
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#1

in Medford

#123

in Oregon

#4,912

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Photos

On ridge, facing west, trail still under development of spring '17.
Nov 7, 2017 near Jackson…, OR
Near the high point of the trail.
Nov 7, 2017 near Jackson…, OR
Looking west just off the high point of the ridge part of the trail.
Nov 6, 2017 near Jackson…, OR
Descending to the Highway 238 side, spring of 2017 when the trail was still being made.
Nov 7, 2017 near Jackson…, OR
Sunset, from the Ridge Trail. Trail makes an excellent out and back evening ride from the upper parking lot.
Nov 7, 2017 near Jackson…, OR
Looking out towards Ruch, OR from the top of the climb out of the 238 parking lot.
Nov 6, 2017 near Jackson…, OR

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Sep 6, 2019
Bryan Cohee
May 19, 2019
Dawnelle Garcia
May 6, 2019
Bryan Cohee