Bradley Trail #1491
ElevationAscent: 858' 261 m
Descent: -529' -161 m
High: 2,674' 815 m
Low: 2,040' 622 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)
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“An alternative way to the delightful Pine Bench in the Boulder Creek Wilderness.”— Bruce Hope
Pine Bench, a large grassy opening with widely spaced old-growth Ponderosa pine, is probably the most popular destination in this wilderness; there are nice views of Boulder Creek Canyon from the bench. This dry forest here was burned in a natural mosaic fire in 1996, and again in 2008, but is now recovering beautifully. The forest here includes giant sugar pines and Douglas-firs.
From Forest Road 4772, the trail descends about 300 feet in 0.6 miles to Soda Springs and a junction with the Soda Springs Trail #1493. From there, the #1491 climbs gently for another mile, through the burned snags of the 1996 and 2008 fires, to the edge of the bench. It then undulates easily along the bench to end at its junction with the #1552.
There are ample camping spots on the Bench and limited water may be found at a spring off the #1552 on the north side of the Bench.
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Land Manager: USFS - Umpqua National Forest Office