Steve Fork Trail #905
ElevationAscent: 1,151' 351 m
Descent: -186' -57 m
High: 5,403' 1,647 m
Low: 4,290' 1,307 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“Provides access to Azalea Lake/Fir Glade Trail #955 and Sucker Creek Trail #906.”— Bruce Hope
This trail is usually closed by snow between November and May.
Forest Road 1030 is currently (11/2017) closed by a slide two miles from the trailhead. Until the slide is fixed, add two miles one way to this run.
The trailhead is at the end of Forest Road 1030; there is ample parking but no amenities. This trail leaves the trailhead, crosses into the Red Buttes Wilderness (and California), then parallels the west side of Steve Creek for 0.8 miles to a junction with the Sucker Creek Trail #906. Shortly after this junction it crosses Steve Creek. This is a good water source but it should still be treated.
The next 0.5 miles of trail may be a little hard to follow due to erosion; when this section ends at the start of the switchbacks the trail is once again easy to find and follow. The Steve Fork Trail #905 zig zags up the ridge on five long switchbacks, tops the ridge, and then descends briefly to end at the Azalea Lake/Fir Glade Trail #955.
This trail is a nice alternative approach to Azalea Lake.
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Land Manager: USFS - Rogue River & Siskiyou Nat. Forest Office