Dutchy Creek Tr1146

3D view of Dutchy Creek Trail #1146

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 5

Steepness: 6

Flow: 5

Singletrack: 80%

Dutchy Creek Tr1146 is a hillside traverse from the Sam Brown CG to Chrome Ridge.




Avg: 9mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:3000'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 2hr





Note: this area has experienced many wildfires over the past decade. Please check trail conditions with the Forest Service, to ensure the trail has received maintenance in the current year.

Contact Rogue Valley MTB Assn if interested in helping with trail maintenance or for trail information.

Some historic mine sites are located near the top of Chance Creek. The section alongside Chance Creek may not be ridable to the lower TH, due to trail damage.

The area around Silver Creek is private land. This section was burned in the 2002 Biscuit Fire.

Nearby Little Silver Lake is a landslide lake. Little Silver Lake Tr1184 is open to biking but not recommended. The trail is cut through rocky cliffs, into a razor-back ridge line.

Silver Creek Tr1134 was also burned in the 2002 Bisquit fire and is closed due to access issues.

Directions: NW Forest Pass required right at the TH. I-5 Merlin exit 61 to Merlin Galice Rd, then go left on FR2500 (Taylor Creek Rd) to FR2512, to the Sam Brown Campground TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Dutchy Creek Trail #1146 Topo Map

OAB Directions

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Dutchy Creek Area Topo Map

  • TH: Ride past the horse camp, cross FR015 and ascend for 0.7mi to a hillside traverse, then resume asent to FR610.
  • 2.6mi: Go left on FR610 then right onto FR150 at 3mi.
  • 3.5mi: Cross FR2402 Chrome Ridge Rd and onto FR149. Ride 1mi to the TH at the top of the Chance Creek drainage.
  • 4.5mi: return to Sam Brown CG area TH.



Trail Index

This Ride

Dutchy Creek Trail 1146


Big Pine Interpretive Loop Trail 1155, Burned Timber Interpretive Trail 1148, Silver Creek Trail 1134 (closed)


Big Pine Campground, Sam Brown Campground, Tin Can Campground


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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