The smooth and flowing Taylor Creek Tr1142 ascends Briggs Valley, crosses Lone Tree Pass, then descends the Taylor Creek drainage.
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.
The northern section has hillside exposure and a number of creek crossings. Damaged bridges may require wet crossings.
Connectors: Minnow Creek Tr1156, China Cr Tr1130, Big Pine Spur, Dutchy Cr Tr1146 and Onion Way Tr1157.
Taylor Creek Tr1142 parallels FR25 to the south end of Briggs Valley.
Short of the northern TH, many riders start at the Taylor Creek Tr1142 FR035 Burned Timber Rd TH, across the bridge near Burned Timber Interpretive Tr1148.
The terrain is suitable for a Figure Eight, with moderate FR25 ascent to Lone Tree Pass. The section which descends south from Lone Tree Pass is referred to the Jedi, a fast and flowing descent into Briggs Valley.
A connector switchbacks to the Big Pine CG, or continue south on the short but steep Onion Way Tr1157 connector to loop Whiskey Gulch Tr1281 and Secret Way Tr1282.
Taylor Creek Trail 1142
Big Pine Interpretive Loop Trail 1155, Burned Timber Interpretive Trail 1148
Big Pine Campground, Sam Brown Campground, Tin Can Campground
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.