Taylor Creek

(to Big Pine)
0.8-mile loop
60 feet elevation gain
Open all year
Use: hikers, horses, bikes

Moderate (to Tin Can Campground)
3.6 miles round-trip
1130 feet elevation gain

Difficult (entire trail, with shuttle)
10.1 miles one way
1700 feet elevation gain 

Left: Big Pine.

Conveniently located near Grants Pass, this all-year trail traces Taylor Creek to a forested pass and then descends past Big Pine Campground, home of the world’s tallest ponderosa pine. Although the path is 10.1 miles long, it touches Taylor Creek Road every few miles, so most visitors sample shorter segments.

For an easy introduction to the area, try ...

For a more substantial hike, start at ...

Other Hiking Options
Four side trails connect with the Taylor Creek Trail. ...

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