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Knobcone Pine Trail

Intermediate
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Links the Pipsissewa Trail and the Siskiyou Trail with expansive views to the west.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

61%

Runnable

3,083' 940 m

High

2,473' 754 m

Low

609' 186 m

Up

107' 33 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Off-leash

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The trails are open year-round but can get muddy (or snowy) in places during the winter.

The trails are used by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians, so please observe proper trail etiquette. A few trails are reserved for mountain biking (these are usually signed as such), so please don't run on these.

There are no potable water sources in the park or along the trails – be sure to bring plenty of your own.

Need to Know

There are no fees to use this park. There are 7 designated parking areas throughout the park, each with room for 5 to 12 cars. They are located near clusters of trailheads. Some have chemical toilets but most have no amenities beyond a parking space. Very useful paper trail maps are sometimes available at the parking area kiosks but can also be obtained online.

Description

This is one of the newest trails in the park (completed in March 2019). It was designed to provide expansive views to the west from two viewpoints while passing through a grove of namesake knobcone pine trees. It links the Pipsissewa Trail and Siskiyou Trail along a ridgeline and through an intricate set of switchbacks. Combine it into a loop with the Pipsissewa Trail and Halls of Manzanita Trail for a short but stiff workout enlivened by views and a small seasonal waterfall.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for ticks in the spring, rattlesnakes (rare) in the warmer months, and poison oak all year-round. Consider these nuisances if you let your dog off-leash.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Jacksonville, OR

Shared By:

Bruce Hope

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View southwest from the Knobcone Pine Trail
Mar 7, 2019 near Jackson…, OR
Ascending the Pipsissewa Trail in winter
Sep 5, 2018 near Jackson…, OR

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