Golden Stairs Tr1092

3D view of Golden Stairs Trail #1092

Overall: 6

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 5

Steepness: 6

Flow: 7

Singletrack: 100%

Golden Stairs Tr1092 traverses the southern ridge of Falcon Butte, transitioning from a 6% incline climb to a gentle uphill grade, passing through open areas that provide vistas of the Crater Lake Rim. The last 1.5mi wanders through tall timber and rocky openings until the trail merges with Rogue-Umpqua Divide Tr1470.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 8mi

Ascent

Moderate

Elevation Change

TH:3800'
Avg Ascent:2300'

Ascent Incline

6%

Duration

Avg: 2hr

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Golden Stairs Tr1092 is only 4mi, but provides access to the 30mi Rogue-Umpqua Divide Tr1470 ridge trail.

The upper section of Rogue-Umpqua Divide Tr1470 is in wilderness area, but the rest of trail is at the edge of the wilderness and is rideable to at least Hershberger Mountain.

The upper 2mi of Golden Stairs Tr1092 is suitable for an OAB while riding Rogue-Umpqua Divide Tr1470.

 

From the southern trailhead, a 26.7mi OAB Rogue-Umpqua Divide Tr1470 to Hershberger Mt has 6800' climbing with a 9% incline.

Wilderness Area Restrictions: The section of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Tr1470 trail around Abbott Butte is in wilderness area, which would prevent the use of the southern Rogue-Umpqua Divide Tr1470 TH for any ride.

Verify this prior to riding this section of trail, as it may be ok to use the trail anyway. The TH should be clearly marked if biking is prohibited.

Rogue-Umpqua Divide Tr1470 can also be accessed near Hershberger Mt, using FR6510 to FR6520 to FR6515.

 

Besides starting from the southern Rogue-Umpqua Divide Tr1470 TH, the use of a shuttle to ride to the Golden Stairs Tr1092 TH creates a nice 9.3mi (10% incline for 1.5mi, 1700' climbing) ride.

Directions: SR62 to FR68 then go left and continue 5mi to FR550. Go right onto FR550 and drive for 3mi to the TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Golden Stairs Trail #1092 Topo Map

OAB Directions

stair climber

Golden Stairs Area Topo Map

  • TH: Rocky climb to the top of the ridge.
  • 2mi: Ridge top riding.
  • 3mi: Final ascent, through forested area.
  • 4mi: Upper TH and intersection with Rogue-Umpqua Divide Tr1470. If continuing then go right to Hersberger Mt.

 

 

Trail Index

This Ride

Golden Stairs Trail 1092

Area

Wilderness

XC Ski

Campgrounds

 

Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

 

 

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