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Waters Creek Loop Trail

photo of waters creek trail showing the accessible trail surface and bridge. Cave Junction, Oregon

Photo showing a segment of the wheelchair accessible trail.

There are two loops at this location to include a half mile, wheelchair accessible trail and an a hiking trail into the upper part of the Waters Creek watershed.

Moderatly strenuous

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From Grants Pass, follow Highway 199 to the Applegate Bridge where the four lane road narrows into two lanes. Immediately after crossing over the bridge, zero your odometer and drive 5.5 miles to Waters Creek Road (about half a mile past Wonder General Store). Turn right on Waters Creek Road and drive two and a half miles to the trailhead. CAUTION: About a mile up Waters Creek Road the two lanes narrow into a single lane for both directions of traffic. At mile two, the pavement ends and becomes a narrow, gravel road for the last half mile to the trailhead.

The Waters Creek Wheelchair Accessible Trail is a gravel surfaced loop trail with interpretive signs that tell you about stream and forest ecology in the Waters Creek watershed. An additional loop trail about two miles in length continues up Waters Creek from the wheelchair accessible loop. The trailhead is located about 15 miles from downtown Grants Pass, Oregon.

The wheelchair accessible loop trail at Water Creek has several interpretive signs and the location of these are indicated with a number on the map. The dashed boxes are sites with benches where you can sit and enjoy the solitude. The location where the upper hiking loop connects to the accessible loop can be seen in the upper right side of the map.

There is a pit toilet at the trailhead.

Maps showing the two loop trails at Waters Creek. Cave Junction Oregon

Maps showing the two loop trails at Waters Creek.

Keywords: trail, wheelchair, accessible, hiking, hike, foot, interpretive