Little Grayback Tr921

3D view of Little Grayback Trail #921

Overall: 6

Aerobic: 5

Technical: 5

Steepness: 5

Flow: 5

Singletrack: 100%

Little Grayback Tr921 is a seldom-used mountainside traverse, with a moderate ascent across the southern slopes of Little Grayback Mountain to Hanley Gap, near Squaw Peak.




Avg: 8mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:2500'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 2hr





The trail is 'little', at a mere 4.5mi out to Hanley Gap, so is sometimes extended by riding out FR2010 to Squaw Mountain and into Newt Gulch, then back.

Those preferring singletrack to forest road riding might do a shuttle with Mule Mt Tr919, although the Mule Mountain loop is a good ride by itself.

Stein Butte Tr929 is a better option for those seeking a substantial ridge ride.

With 8 creek crossings in the first 3mi, be ready for wet feet. Fortunately the trail traverses headwaters, so the crossings are not terribly wet.

Directions: From Applegate Ranger Station go 8mi on Co. Rd. 859S (upper applegate rd) to Applegate Dam. Turn left onto FR1075 and go 1.5mi to FR490 (french gulch rd), then go 2mi to the TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Little Grayback Trail #921 Topo Map

OAB Directions

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Little Grayback Area Topo Map

  • TH: Ascend 1476' in 2.5mi, slowly traversing to the ridgeline of Little Grayback Mountain, with many creek crossings along the way.
  • 4mi: At FR340, either go back to the trailhead, or venture out on FR2010 for some ridgeline doubletrack. Continue 2.3mi on FR2010 to ride the Squaw Creek drainage loop.
  • 6.7mi: Find the trail at the open fork intersection of FR2010 and FR502. Descend Squaw Creek, then cross the creek to rejoin the trail on the left.
  • 8.3mi: After crossing the creek, go left and ascend to FR900, then to FR2010.
  • 11.5mi: Go left onto FR2010 at the Y intersection and climb to the ride summit at the FR504 intersection. This completes the Squaw Creek loop.
  • 15.1mi: Return to the TH.



Trail Index

This Ride

Little Grayback Trail 921


Little Squaw Trail 923, Squaw Lakes E Trail 925


Carberry Campground, Flumet Flat Campground, French Gulch Campground, Harr Point Campground, Hart-Tish Campground, Jackson Campground, Latgawa Cove Campground, Seattle Bar Campground, Squaw Lakes Campground, Tipsu Tyee Campground, Watkins 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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