Trail Run Project Logo

Mule Creek Trail #920

 2 votes

4.2 Miles 6.7 Kilometers

 

78% 

Runnable

Singletrack

348' 106 m

Ascent

-2,031' -619 m

Descent

3,972' 1,211 m

High

1,941' 592 m

Low

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

All Clear

2 days agoUpdate

Challenging trail in a wild setting.

Peter Carse

Overview

Features: River/Creek

Description

This trail follows Mule Creek through dense forest in the Siskiyou Mountains near Applegate Lake.

It is possible to drive to the upper end of the trail via Forest Roads 2010 and 300, or Mule Creek Trail may be used as part of a loop by ascending the Little Grayback Trail, or the Mule Mountain Trail. Using Mule Mountain Trail is more straightforward in terms of parking, but is a more difficult ascent than Little Grayback Trail.

In any event, once you have arrived at the top of the trail at 3960 feet on the Hanley Creek / Mule Creek divide, the steep descent begins immediately and continues for 3.25 miles at an average grade of 11%. The trail has many rough sections with roots, rocks, and stream crossings, and it is recommended to check recent conditions as the undergrowth can get pretty thick.

At the low point of the trail at 1950 feet, merge briefly with a smooth doubletrack but watch for the continuation of the Mule Creek Trail singletrack heading up the hill on your right. This final portion of the trail gains 350 feet in 0.75 miles as it winds up the south-facing slope through oak, manzanita, and mountain mahogany to meet the Mule Mountain Trail on the ridge top, a little over a half a mile from its trailhead on the Applegate Lake road.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear Rating

3.0 from 2 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 2 votes

#11933

Overall
  3.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#354

in Oregon

#11,933

Overall
13 Views Last Month
19 Since Oct 4, 2017
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
50%
0%
50%
0%

Conditions


All Clear 2 days ago
Some brush, minor fallen trees
Update ConditionsHistory

Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running