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Felton Memorial Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
79% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 423' 129 m
Descent: -397' -121 m
High: 2,366' 721 m
Low: 2,142' 653 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

A pleasant run through big leaf maples and oak woodlands in the Applegate Valley.

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Features Fall Colors · Wildflowers

This trail is open year-round. It is an off-shoot of the Enchanted Forest Trail and shares the same trailhead. Parking there is limited to 2-3 vehicles. There are no amenities and no water. Please do not block the gravel driveways that are on either side of the small parking area.

Need to Know

The Felton Memorial Trail was constructed as a memorial to three men (Jeffrey Felton, Karl Hansen, and Dale Siegel) who perished when a helicopter crashed on Bureau of Land Management lands near the terminus of the trail.

Description

From the trailhead, it is a 0.7 mile walk on the Enchanted Forest Trail to its junction with the Felton Memorial Trail. The Felton Trail undulates in and out of canyons through oak woodlands, patches of pine forest, and stands of big-eaf maple for 1.5 miles, where it ends at a marble and metal commemorative plaque. Although use trails radiate from the end of the official trail, the land beyond the plaque is private property; please respect this and do not trespass.

Flora & Fauna

There are a lot of wildflowers along the trail in April and May. In October, the big leaf maples bring brilliant yellow colors to the forest.

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#991

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Along the Felton Memorial Trail
Oct 29, 2019 near Rogue R…, OR
The trail passes through stands of big leaf maples.
Oct 29, 2019 near Rogue R…, OR
View of Pennington Butte from the Felton Trail.
Oct 29, 2019 near Rogue R…, OR
The memorial palque at the end of the trail
Oct 29, 2019 near Rogue R…, OR
Hiking through the enchanted forest
Aug 3, 2018 near Rogue R…, OR

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