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Clay Hill Trail #1160A

Intermediate/Difficult

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3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer point to point
64% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 177' 54 m
Descent: -2,861' -872 m
High: 2,977' 907 m
Low: 292' 89 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (8°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)

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A steep trail that provides a connection between Panther Ridge and the Rogue River Trail.

Gabe Howe

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From Panther Ridge, Clay Hill Trail descends sharply through stunning old growth forests to the historic Thomas Homestead, which has a long human history. From the homestead, the trail winds through a unique black oak savanna to the Rogue River Trail.

Clay Hill Trail is primitive and faint in some sections where it follows the crest of the ridge. Long sections of the trail had sloughed away, filled in with wind throw and brushed in until 2015 when Siskiyou Mountain Club crews resuscitated it. It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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Panther Ridge and Clay Hill boast the most contiguous, impressive stands of virgin old growth west of Interstate 5.
Jan 13, 2016 near Port Or…, OR
Thomas family homestead - Clay Hill Trail
Jun 9, 2019 near Port Or…, OR

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