Clarke Butte to Jones Tr3472

3D view of Clarke Butte to Jones Trail #3472

Overall: 6

Aerobic: 7

Technical: 5

Steepness: 7

Flow: 6

Singletrack: 100%

Clarke Butte to Jones Tr3472 could be a CW or CCW loop, or an OAB on Jones Tr3472.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 13mi

Ascent

Moderate

Elevation Change

TH:1000'
Avg Ascent:4800'

Ascent Incline

12%

Duration

Avg: 3hr

Weather
Forecast

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Many will find the 1.5mi, 20% Clark Butte Tr3456.1 entirely hike-a-bike.

Some hike-a-bike on this segment pays off with a 6mi Jones Tr3472 descent, so CW may be the best ride.

These two trails are connected at the top by FR1817 and at the bottom by the Fall Creek National Recreation Tr3455, although that trail is indicated to be hiker-only, so please use FR18 instead or take the bike for a 'hike' at that point. To shuttle, use FR1817 as the upper TH, riding to the Bedrock Campground.

Hiking: Fall Creek National Recreation Tr3455 is a generally level hike alongside Fall Creek, with a switchback to 1400' just past the Bedrock CG and many exit points along the nearly 15mi route. At Slick Creek there is a small cave and rock outcropping.

Clark Creek Nature Tr3456 includes interpretive signs and botanical variety. Also check out the nearby Johhny Creek Nature Tr3454.

Cowhorn Mountain Tr3458 ascends through a Douglas Fir forest to Little Cowhorn Mountain, and is steep and rough.

Directions: Either park at the Clarke Creek Campground or the Bedrock Campground. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Clarke Butte to Jones Trail #3472 Topo Map

Loop Directions

please no poaching

Jones Trail Area Topo Map

  • TH: Steep 1.5mi Clark Butte Tr3456.1 climb.
  • 2.5mi: Go right on FR1817.
  • 4.8mi: Go right on Jones Tr3472 with 4mi of undulating terrain, traversing the headwaters of Bedrock Creek and Slick Creek, followed by 2mi of steady descent.
  • 10.1mi: At Fall Creek National Recreation Tr3455, either bail out to FR18 at Bedrock Campground, or walk the bike on the trail. Observe signs at the Clark Cr Nature Tr3456 as well, as the forest service may prohibit riding.

 

 

Trail Index

This Ride

Clark Butte Trail 3456.1, Jones Trail 3472

Hiking

Clark Creek Nature Trail 3456, Cowhorn Mountain Trail 3458, Fall Creek National Recreation Trail 3455, Johhny Creek Nature Trail 3454

Campgrounds

Bedrock Campground, Big Pool Campground, Broken Bowl Campground, Clark Creek Campground, Dolly Varden Campground, Puma 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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