Taylor Creek Trail is a 5.6 mile point-to-point trail located near Selma, OR and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from December until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
great trail. I have hiked the whole trail. all bridges are out and appears the forest service has no plans on replacing them. did run into a bear on trail just before the fork to Sam Brown and big pine.
We drove up through Taylor Creek attempting to get to Big Pine Campground. There are are three very nice small loops to hike/walk (0.4, 0.5 & 0.8 miles) within the campground. PROBLEM: Siskiyou National Forest has it closed for the summer. Fire Hazard. There are three different spots marked with signs to stop and hike the Taylor Creek which has little to no water.
Beautiful drive though.
DIRECTIONS: Go through Merlin towards Galice. 8.5 miles. Turn left onto Briggs Valley Rd 25 for 12.5 miles. Be very careful. The road is a single lane with turn outs.
Check the National Forest website to make sure the area is open. We did not check to see if the foot bridges are washed out.
Just minutes from Galice Resort.
Can someone tell me how to get to this trail? I live in Selma about a mile from Lake Selmac.
We found out the hard way that most, if not all of the bridges that cross Taylor Creek along this trail are washed out. When they will be repaired is anyone's guess. However that didn't stop us from exploring what parts of the trail we could. Thus the two separate tracks I logged. We started at the first trailhead off of Briggs Valley Road, approximately 3 miles from the Merlin-Galice road. Shortly after hitting the trail from the parking area, you encounter a sign that gives you two directions to continue on the trail. The trail to the left is the correct choice as it takes you down the canyon through proper switchbacks. The trail to the right takes you straight down the hill and probably isn't the trail proper. About a half mile down the trail and after hiking through a beautiful meadow, the trail crossers the creek, but the once beautiful 60 foot bridge is washed out. See photos. We hiked back to the car and drove up road 25 to where it intersects NFS 035. We picked up the trail here and immediately saw a posted notice that the other bridges on the trail were out of service. We hiked upstream about a mile and took a switchback up Minnow Creek Trail. We were looking for the Burned Timber Nature Trail but could not find it today. Nonetheless, the parts of the trail we experienced was beautiful with wildflowers in full bloom.