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Red Blanket Falls Trail #1090

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A once-pleasant trail that was badly damaged by fires and erosion in 2008 and 2017.


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2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

84%

Runnable

5,064' 1,543 m

High

3,959' 1,207 m

Low

1,113' 339 m

Up

8' 3 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

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This trail is not closed but the Forest Service says it is no longer recommended, suitable, or maintained for use.

Description

This area was burned by the 2008 Lonesome Complex Middle Fork fire, which removed a lot of the understory and ground cover. This was followed by two years of minimal snow cover—which can provide some runoff protection—punctuated by short, intense bursts of rain.

This water tore down drainages, cutting the trail with deep gullies in several places. These washouts have made this trail very difficult to navigate, with heavy gullying in four to six places that forces you to climb in and out of deep gullies, whose sidewalls are unstable.

This trail was then burned again by the 2017 Blanket Creek Fire. At present, the Forest Service has no plans to repair it, so please use caution if you are determined to use this trail and traverse these gullied areas.

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Shared By:

Bruce Hope

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One of several washouts of the Red Blanket Trail.
Oct 20, 2017 near Prospect, OR
Sign at the trailhead in 2015.
Oct 20, 2017 near Prospect, OR

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