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Petunia Nordic Trail

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This trail traverses the snowy forest between Summit Sno-Park and the McLoughlin Nordic Trail.


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2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

93%

Runnable

5,535' 1,687 m

High

5,061' 1,543 m

Low

543' 166 m

Up

70' 21 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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This nordic trail starts at the Summit Sno-Park off Highway 140. It is a non-motorized trail open for cross country, skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, skijoring when there is snow (usually December through April). It is closed to all forms of mechanized snow travel. This trail is for winter use only when snow covered.

Need to Know

An Oregon sno-park permit is required to park at the Summit Sno-park. Parking along Highway 140 is both illegal and dangerous. Annual permits cost $25, a 3–day permit costs $9, and a 1-day permit costs $4. Permits are sold at all Motor Vehicle offices, online atoregondmv.com/dmv2u, and by permit sales agents at various resorts, sporting goods stores, and other retail outlets. There is a vault toilet at the Summit Sno-Park.

Description

This is one of the Jackson Klamath Winter Trails (Fourmile Lake Area) that wind their way through the Fremont-Winema National Forest starting from the Summit Sno-Park off Highway 140 in Southern Oregon.

The Petunia leaves the sno-park heading east and then, after about 0.3 miles, swings northeast and begins a gentle climb. At 0.8 miles from the trailhead it passes a Forest Service seed farm and, in 0.2 miles, turns to the east again and descends about 100 feet. Then it starts climbing gradually again until, after passing a junction with the Big Mac Nordic Trail, it ends, at 2.3 miles from the trailhead, at a junction with the McLoughlin Nordic Trail.

If you turn south here on to the McLoughlin, you'll reach the Summit Shelter in less than 0.2 miles. The shelter is stocked during the winter months with wood for snowshoers and skiers needing warmth and shelter. There is no food, water, or other amenities at this shelter.

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Bruce Hope

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On the Petunia Nordic Trail
Jan 7, 2020 near Eagle P…, OR

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