Taylor Creek

Big Pine

  • Easy (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

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.