Crawfish Tr1421

3D view of Crawfish Trail #1421

Overall: 7

Aerobic: 7

Technical: 6

Steepness: 6

Flow: 6

Singletrack: 99%

Crawfish Tr1421 is a popular loop which could be CW or CCW, but Crawfish Tr1421 is an easier ascent than Adams Mt Tr1419.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 10mi

Ascent

Intense

Elevation Change

TH:1700'
Avg Ascent:3800'

Ascent Incline

14%

Duration

Avg: 3hr

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View of the lower Adams Mountain Trailhead

The tradeoff is that Crawfish Tr1421 is often considered a better downhill ride than Adams Mt Tr1419, so stronger climbers may prefer to ride this as a CW loop.

Crawfish is a favorite with downhill riders, who shuttle to Knott Tr1417 on FR2241, so may be a hassle/hazardous to ascend on the weekends.

FR2241 offers a 10% grade ascent to the top, a more reasonable loop ride than the Adams Mt Tr1419 ascent. Also consider using FR2263, FR717, FR834 (6mi, 2500' ascent) to Crawfish Lake, then hike-a-bike to FR2241.

Nearby Brice Cr Tr1403 can be added on as an end-of-day or second ride.

Bohemia National Recreation Trail 1407 extends to the eastern edge of Knott Tr1417, but is best approached from the south.

Hiking: Expect to encounter hikers on all of these trails. From the Mineral CG on Sharps Creek Rd (Co Rd 2460), Fairview Creek Tr1408 offers hikers 3mi of seclusion through second growth Douglas fir as it leads to the Fairview Mountain mining camps. Hardscrabble Ridge also has a trail, which is not maintained but something to check out if camping in the area.

Directions: From Cottage Grove I-5 Exit 174, go 25mi on Co Rd 2400 (Row River Rd) 19mi (use Shoreview Dr as a shortcut around Dorena Lake) to the junction of FR17 (Laying Creek Rd) and Co Rd 2470 (Brice Cr Rd), then continue 5.8mi to the TH (on the south side of the road near Dog Creek). Could also park at Lund Park CG and ride back to the Crawfish TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Adams,Mt Knott,Crawfish Trail #1421 Topo Map

Loop Directions

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Crawfish Area Topo Map

  • TH: Right from the TH, Crawfish Tr1421 is a relentless climb, paralleling Dog Creek to the Adams Mountain ridgeline. Pass FR019 on the right at .47mi, then cross FR717 at 1.37mi and 2.1mi. Just prior to the Adams Mountain ridgeline summit, cross FR2241 at 3.85mi as the trail briefly levels off before the final ridgeline ascent to Knott Tr1417 at 4.3mi. After passing the Crawfish Shelter at 4mi, go left onto Knott Tr1417 at 4.3mi, then reach the ride summit at 4.5mi.
  • 4.5mi: Moderate switchback descent from the summit to the FR2241 intersection at 5.7mi, followed immediately by the Adams Mountain Tr1419 intersection. There is an option to backtrack on FR2241 to visit Crawfish Lake.
  • 5.77mi: Go left onto Adams Mountain Tr1419, with the edge of the first ridgeline at 6.3mi and the second descent starting at 7.5mi, leading to a very steep downhill ride to Lund Park campground. Pass FR741 at 8.1mi and FR2263 at 8.6mi, followed by a brief section of FR127 doubletrack before the trail narrows to singletrack for the final switchback plunge to Brice Creek Rd..
  • 9.2mi: Go left onto Brice Creek Rd and ride back to the trailhead.

 

 

 

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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