Briggs Creek


Easy
(to ford)
4.8 miles round-trip
210 feet elevation loss
Open all year
Use: hikers, horses, bikes

Moderate (to Onion Creek)
7.8 miles round-trip
Open except in high water
600 feet elevation loss 

Left: Picnic shelter at Sam Brown Campground.

Starting at a gold mining ghost town, the trail along this mountain stream west of Grants Pass passes old hydraulic mines and crosses a flume ditch on its way to an abandoned miner’s cabin. And yet this is not just a path for mining history buffs. The valley’s old-growth forest and lovely creekside scenery have survived the area’s rough-and-tumble gold rush era surprisingly well.

From Interstate 5 ...

Other Hiking Options
Explorers will want to look behind the cabin’s porch ...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.