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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
7.9 miles
Elevation
2491'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Joe Myers October 31, 2017 at 11:37 amLarge tree cleared by Drew at FS
  • Mark Simila October 2, 2017 at 3:56 pmTrail in decent shape, doesn't look like it has seen use in awhile. One tree about a foot in diameter across the trail 2.8 miles in from the east trailhead. Turned around at the halfway point so no beta beyond that. ?
  • Rick Dethman July 16, 2017 at 8:10 amCurrently 1 large tree across trail about 5 miles in from E trailhead - other than that, riding well.
  • Erik Santner May 31, 2017 at 8:01 pmThis is a fun, challenging trail!! Rode out and back, east to west. One down tree near the west TH. Conditions were awesome after some rain the day before!
  • Travis Holman April 29, 2017 at 5:06 pmRode and cleared all of Cougar today. A couple small muddy spots but overall it's golden.
  • Joe Myers September 12, 2016 at 4:16 pm1 medium size tree down on west side of road crossing/traverse.
  • Travis Holman May 14, 2016 at 5:18 pmCrook County COTA Spring Fling was a success - all trees are cleared and trail is ready to ride!
 

Trail Description

This historic trail was designed as a reconstruction of a historic pack trail which was used from 1915 to 1922, and can now be accessed from both the Cougar East Trailhead  and Cougar West Trailhead.

In the summer of 2014, the Bailey Butte fire burned through this area and much of the damage is still visible.  Many charred trees are still standing and there are areas of significant erosion along the trail.

In the fall of 2014, the Forest Service spent several days completing log out of the trail and attempting to re-secure areas of erosion. It is anticipated that trees will continue to fall the next several years and log-out work will be required regularly. Please be aware when visiting this area as not all hazards can be mitigated.

Trail description from the US Forest Service website.

Check out the Cougar Creek Trail video and photos from Travis Holman.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

Trail Photos

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Trail Reports » Cougar Creek

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  1. Joe Myers says:

    Large tree cleared by Drew at FS

  2. Mark Simila says:

    Trail in decent shape, doesn’t look like it has seen use in awhile. One tree about a foot in diameter across the trail 2.8 miles in from the east trailhead. Turned around at the halfway point so no beta beyond that. ?

  3. Rick Dethman says:

    Currently 1 large tree across trail about 5 miles in from E trailhead – other than that, riding well.

  4. Erik Santner says:

    This is a fun, challenging trail!! Rode out and back, east to west. One down tree near the west TH. Conditions were awesome after some rain the day before!

  5. Travis Holman says:

    Rode and cleared all of Cougar today. A couple small muddy spots but overall it’s golden.

  6. Joe Myers says:

    1 medium size tree down on west side of road crossing/traverse.

  7. Travis Holman says:

    Crook County COTA Spring Fling was a success – all trees are cleared and trail is ready to ride!

  8. Travis Holman says:

    I didn’t ride but got a firsthand report:

    “9 trees down on the west side and 2 on east side. One very big one. No snow.”

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