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Darkside Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 391' 119 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,374' 724 m
Low: 1,983' 604 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

A short trail for those wanting to reach the summit of Tin Pan Peak.

Bruce Hope

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

This is a day-use only site; no overnight parking or camping. The trails are open year round; but hiking or riding during wet conditions is discouraged.

Need to Know

The trailhead has pit toilets but no water. The trail system is directional with portions open only to bikers and others open to both hikers and bikers. Stay off the biker-only trails and watch for bikers on the mixed use trails.

The best hiking and riding conditions are in the spring and fall or early in the day in the summer. Summers can be very hot and dry, and winter freeze-thaw can make the trail muddy and slippery.

Description

This trail leaves the RAT Pack Trail just below the saddle and makes its way to the summit of Tin Pan Peak. The top is graced with a now abandoned communications site and some great views of the Rogue River valley. On a clear day, you can see Mount McLoughlin through the trees to the east.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for poison oak, ticks, and rattlesnakes, particularly if you let your dog off-leash.

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Photos

The City of Rogue River from near the top of Tin Pan Peak
May 4, 2019 near Rogue R…, OR
Big madrones along the Darkside Trail
May 4, 2019 near Rogue R…, OR
Mount McLoughlin from Tin Pan Peak
May 4, 2019 near Rogue R…, OR
Along the Darkside Trail
May 4, 2019 near Rogue R…, OR
The colorful old comm shack atop Tin Pan Peak
May 4, 2019 near Rogue R…, OR

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