Shady Gap #5875

Total Miles
8.9

Elevation

1,071.29 ft

Duration

0.3 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

The entrance of this trail starts out as pavement. In this area there are a couple of large camp spots; they are typically always crowded as this road is a very short distance from the town of Oakridge. The small water source at the beginning adds beauty with flowers and even some cat tails to take pictures of. Shortly after the narrow bridge, the road turns to dirt. You will find a couple more solitary camp spots along the way, but watch out for large potholes. There is little to no cell phone service in this area. If you need reception, the Dairy Queen near Chevron offers WiFi. Stop for breakfast or a full menu all day. This road runs through a section of the Shady Beach Fire Recovery Project which was a fire that burned 9,000 acres in 1988. Since then they have been regrowing the forest into the beauty you see today. Please stay on the trail, and remember to always pack it in and pack it out, tread lightly, and keep our trails open!

Difficulty

There is minimal difficulty on this road. The road is typically unmaintained during winter and can be subject to closures. Downed trees after a large storm are possible, as well as rocks or debris in the road.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

From Oakridge, turn left onto OR-58 E. Turn right onto NF-5875 (Shady Gap).

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