Whiskey Peak Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Whiskey Peak Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jacksonville, OR that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.8 miles 559 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

river

hiking
1 year ago

This is the exact location of the trailhead: https://www.google.com/maps/place/42%C2%B001'18.4%22N+123%C2%B015'18.4%22W/@42.0198173,-123.2593217,853m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0!5m1!1e4!6m1!1e1

hiking
1 year ago

Whiskey Peak is one of the best views of the Siskiyou Crest and beyond that one can get with very little hiking (we measured 0.7 miles and steep), but a great deal of backroad driving (about an hour or so). However it's a beautiful drive. There are great viewpoints along the way and (depending on road conditions) the occasional fallen tree. At one point on this year's try, we almost weren't able to pass. Watch the road numbering. Google Map indicates 1035 takes you all the way, but really there's a left turn onto 350. The trailhead is hidden up behind a steep road with an open gate (officially road 356). If you get to the Y where the road starts to head back down the mountain, you've gone too far. Turn around, drive a few hundred yards retracing your route, and you'll find the road on your left. Drive up it a few yards and there's the unmarked trailhead to your left. The trail is easier than it seems it's going to be. At the top, you'll find the foundation of the old fire lookout tower. Take a lunch and spend your time enjoying the view: Mt. McLoughlin, Mt. Shasta, Applegate Lake, the Siskiyou Crest from Red Butte to Preston Peak, and the rest of the Klamaths farther south. We went the end of May and there were loads of wildflowers, too. A great adventure for the day.

scenic driving
1 year ago

This is a lovely and interesting drive into the deep backwoods south of Applegate Lake. Watch the road numbers to not get lost; they're pretty well marked. Partway up there's an overlook that marks out the various peaks of the Siskiyou Crest. The road summits a few hundred yards (perhaps) after it passes a trailhead that leads to the summit of Whiskey Peak (which we failed to find). But the climb looked like it must have been steep and (relatively) short.