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THE EAST APPLEGATE RIDGE TRAIL

"The East ART"

Directions:  Sterling Creek Trailhead 

 

If you are traveling on Highway 238 from Jacksonville toward the Applegate Valley, go approximately 2.8 miles to Jacksonville Summit.  At the Summit, take a LEFT onto Cady Road.  1/2 mile down Cady Rd., take the second right onto Sterling Creek Road.  Go 4 miles.  A sign marks the turnoff for the trail.  Another navigation method is to find the 4-mile marker on Sterling Creek Road, then about 125 yards past the marker turn right and proceed up the gravel road 0.6 miles to the trailhead.   Also, this trailhead is a place, East Applegate Ridge Trail, in Google Maps.

If coming from Ruch/Applegate, take Hwy 238 towards Jacksonville and in approximately 5.5 miles, (at the top of Jacksonville Hill), turn right onto Cady Road. Follow the directions as noted above.

Directions: Hwy 238 Trailhead near Ruch

From Jacksonville take Hwy 238 west, about 5 miles.  You'll cross Jacksonville summit and head 3 miles down towards Ruch.  About 300 yards past Forest Creek Road (at the end of the guard rail) you will see a sign for the East Applegate Ridge Trail.  Turn left on to the dirt road heading up the hill and slightly right.  In a couple 100 yards you'll be in the parking lot.  

WARNING TO EQUESTRIANS:

While equestrians are welcome please be advised that there are several narrow sections of the trail that cross steep slopes, and a couple tight switchbacks.  Therefore most riders choose to avoid this trail.  

ALSO, PLEASE DO NOT RIDE WHEN IT'S RAINING, AND FOR THREE DAYS THEREAFTER.  GIVE IT A CHANCE TO DRY OUT.   RIDING WHEN IT'S MUDDY DAMAGES THE TRAIL AND SANTA'S ELVES WON'T COME FIX IT. 

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