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Mule Creek South Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Parking area and pit toilet at trailhead (B. Hope)

Contents

Hikes starting here

Description

The trailhead is at the back of the Tucker Flat Campground near Marial and the Rogue River Ranch. There are campsites, picnic tables, two pit toilets, and parking for 6-8 cars. Parking can be difficult on weekends or holidays during the summer season.

Driving Directions (from the north)

From Portland, drive south on I-5. Beware of the passes between Roseburg and Grants Pass; it gets snowy some times in the winter.

At exit 80, zero your odometer here, then follow the signs southwest to Glendale.

Mile 3: In Glendale, turn right on Douglas County Road #27/Reuben Road. Cross the bridge and turn left past the lumber mill.

Mile 8: Pass Douglas County Road #321.

Mile 16: At the Riffle Creek junction, go left on paved BLM Road #32-7-19.3; follow signs to Marial; the forest roads beyond here aren't well signed and can become confusing; an odometer reading is an important guide.

Mile 24: At the junction with BLM Road 32-8-31 turn right and follow the paved road.

Mile 29: Road junction with BLM Road 32-8-9.2 on right; go left and continue on BLM Road 32-8-31.

Mile 30: Junction, turn left on BLM Road 32-9-14.2.

Mile 33: Marble Gap junction; continue ahead, pavement ends.

Mile 36: Fourmile Saddle junction; keep left and stay on gravel BLM Road 32-9-14.2.

Mile 45: Rogue River Ranch; follow signs to Tucker Flat Campground.

Driving Directions (from the south)

Take Exit 61 from I-5, proceed west to the town of Merlin on the Merlin Road, which becomes the Galice Road after you pass through Merlin.

Continue on the Galice Road to the tiny hamlet of Galice; zero your odometer here; the forest roads beyond here aren't well signed and can become confusing; an odometer reading is an important guide.

Mile 8: Cross Grave Creek Bridge and stay left on BLM Road 34-8-1.  This route is the “Grave Creek to Marial Byway” and there are a few signs along the way that say this.

Mile 13: Junction with Whisky Creek Road (BLM Road 33-8-26); stay right on BLM Road 34-8-1, pavement ends and road narrows; watchout for other vehicles and log trucks!

Mile 16: At a junction with BLM Road 33-8-13; stay left and continue on 34-8-1.

Mile 24: Junction with BLM Road 32-8-31; go left and continue on paved road.

Mile 29: Road junction with BLM road 32-8-9.2 on right; keep left and continue on BLM Road 32-8-31.

Mile 30: Junction, turn left on BLM Road 32-9-14.2.

Mile 33: Marble Gap junction; continue ahead, pavement ends.

Mile 36: Fourmile Saddle junction; go left and stay on BLM Road 32-9-14.2.

Mile 45: Rogue River Ranch; follow signs to Tucker Flat Campground.

Fees and Regulations

  • None

Other information

  • Get a Powers and Gold Beach District Map from the U.S. Forest Service to help with navigating the forest roads in this area.


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