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Bohemia Trail

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Countie(s) trail is located in: Douglas
Trail Type(s): Hiking <> Horseback/Equestrian <> Mountain Biking <> Motorcycle
Trail Measurement: 7 Miles
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Bohemia National Recreation Trail #1407

The Bohemia Trail was originally constructed in 1864-65 as the first organized effort for a wagon route to the Bohemia Mines from Oakland, Oregon. Most of this route was on private land and has since been abandoned and/or obliterated by road construction. However, this section of trail through National Forest land remains intact, following the forested Calapooya Ridge from the west trailhead on Forest Road 23 to Canton Point. This 4.2-mile section of the trail is designated as a historic National Recreation Trail. The trail continues 2.5 miles north to Shane Saddle. The original route once continued north to Bohemia City, however, roads and private mining claim activities have since obliterated this last section. The remaining 7 miles of the historic trail travels through old-growth forest, rock cliffs, and an occasional open meadow. Access to three-sided Adirondack shelters at Saddle Camp and Twin Rocks, west and north of Canton Point respectively, provide a welcome rest along the trail.

Trail riding on this trail is for motorcycles only. No ATV/ORV/OHV.

Fees: No
Open Season: Summer
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cottage Grove, OR
Water: No water along the ridgeline route. Surface water should be treated.

Directions:

From Cottage Grove, OR, travel east on Row River Road 2400 for 15 miles to Sharps Creek Road 2460 and turn tight. Continue on Forest Road 2460 for 10.5 miles; turn right onto Bureau of Land Management Clark Creek Road 22-1-12. Continue on Clark Creek Road for 0.7-mile, then turn left across the bridge to Forest Road 23. To access the west trailhead, continue on Forest Road 23 for approximately 7.1 miles, the trailhead is on the left.

To Shane, Saddle Trailhead follow the above directions to Forest Road 23. Once you cross the bridge onto Forest Road 23, continue for approximately 2.7 miles to Puddin Rock Road 2328. Turn left and follow Forest Road 2328 for 7 miles where it junctions with Forest Road 2358. Turn left on Forest Road 2358 and travel 0.9-mile to Shane Saddle. The Bohemia Trail travels south at this location.

Intermediate trail access points are along Forest Road 2358 (off of Forest Road 23) and at Canton Point Trailhead, and the junction of Forest Roads 2358 and 2328.
Accessibility:

  • Accessible horse mounting facility located at China Saddle Trailhead.

Parking:

  • Hitching post and large horse trailer parking area located at Shane Saddle Trailhead.

Mountain Biking

  • Trail elevation change is 1,600 feet
  • Grades range from 10-25%
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Backpacking

  • One way trail durations are 4-6 hours.
  • Trail grades average 10-20% with some short steeper sections.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Horse Riding

  • Hitching post at China Saddle Trailhead.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

OHV Trail Riding

  • Motorcycles Only
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

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References

  • Compass Latitude: 433106N
  • Compass Longitude: 1224354W
  • Numeric Latitude: 43.5184537
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-122.7317228
  • Elevation in Feet: 3,200 – 4,800
  • Elevation in Meters: 975 – 1,463
  • Trail Measurement: 7 Miles

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