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.
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.
Golden Stairs Trail 1092
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.