Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Siskiyou National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Description is misleading as there is no loop unless you return by the road the trail intersects with. Strictly forest trail, I spotted only one vista. There is a web of trails weaving across the ridges and slopes with names related to Alice in Wonderland, which added whimsy for an otherwise dull hike. Toothpick trail is short and you can connect to any of the other trails to extend your hike. Just keep track of where you are because it’s a maze up there! Most fascinating to me were the dozens of mountain bike trails criss-crossing everywhere. Sadly, the plastic tape strung between trees and many signs advertising bike routes and warnings for bikes took away from my enjoyment of the hike. The mountain bikers that passed us were very polite and conscientious.

I love this trail! Just beautiful, with lots of variability in things to see. I would say it is an easy trail. There is a pretty water feature and it is a self guided nature trail too for those who want to learn. The drive to the trail is lovely, but I imagine it would be a bit scary if another car came along in the opposite direction. Good parking area. And it is a loop trail, which makes it even better!

long hike up a mountain to see a tree. Not worth it we were very disappointed the sign says 1.4 miles but was much longer..will not do it again.

Great mtn biking trail, but beware of dogs not on leashes who cause hiker/biker conflicts. I’ve ridden this trail for decades and the riders I know are courteous to other users.

I really liked it. We didn’t have enough time to finish it, but I’m definitely going back soon. It is really obvious that this trail is heavily used it by bikers, but we didn’t go during peak hours (6:00 pm) so we didn’t find anyone else beside us. There’s not enough space for parking and the road is really narrow (small enough for just one car) so if you miss the parking spot, it could be tricky to turn around.

I wouldn’t call this easy but it’s a nice hike and beautiful water falls.

It's not Moderately difficult. I would say it's easy. The approach driving to the trail head can be breathtaking when the grove of (birch?) trees leaves are all golden yellow.

I'm not in great shape. But, I wouldn't call this "easy". Beautiful hike tho!

So, I drove 4 hours to see this majestic little piece of paridise to find....HOMELESS CAMPS! I counted 6 within a half mile from the parking area. The parking area is right on the main road, which is convenient, if you want your car broke into. There was trash everywhere, and people racing up and down the road. This is sickening.

Went on hike to b Big Tree. Good hike beautiful forest. about 2.5 miles.

Fun trail to run with some decent climbing and roller coaster twisty turny switch backs. We went on a Tuesday morning and had no trouble with the trail being crowded but I could see it being an issue with lots of bikes on the weekend. Great trail for off peak hours.

This would be a nice hike if it weren't for the rude and dangerous mountain bikers. It is called Toothpick for a reason, very narrow often with no room on either side and the bikers come flying down the hill not even having the decency to tell you there are others behind them. Definitely not good for taking your dog.

I have little respect for these bikers.

hiking
4 months ago

This is not an easy trail. If you are not agile and long legged, you are in for trouble. Some of the "steps" are too tall for most average person. Yes, the falls are fantastic, but go understanding the terrain. The last step is a knee killer.

This is a beautiful area, but not great for hikers. There were multiple groups of mountain bikers and we had to be constantly be ready to jump off the trail. If you’re a mountain biker, this is a great trail!

this was an awesome Trail did not realize how stupid was close to the top but we managed with a toddler screaming at us the whole time LOL

Husband and I stumbled upon this trail and it was fantastic can’t wait to go again!

Very hot in August! Great for biking!

So beautiful! The weather today was perfect for this hike and the views were breathtaking. Pretty easy hike with a few inclines but nothing to difficult. Narrow trails which makes passing people with a dog a little difficult but it wasn’t too busy early in the morning so it was fine. Beautiful hike, I’d definitely recommend it.

Definitely the busiest of the Ashland Watershed trails that I've hiked, and by busy I mean the most people I've ever run into is probably 10. I have to agree with Deborah Dols in that heading out on Lamb Mine is awesome and beautiful and pretty untrafficked. Check it out!

Went in January 2017. Don't think it sees much action, but its a nice quiet looped trail for the dog and I.

Awesome day for this beautiful hike. Not a lot of traffic. Would love to do again and take the PCT to Mt Ashland.

hiking
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Beautiful hike. Opposite of most because to get to the falls you are climbing down and to get back to the trail head you climb up. It is steep, I found myself struggling a bit at the end as I was climbing uphill. The views were definitely worth it though! Great waterfall and if you are feeling more adventurous you can wander to the second or even third tier of the falls. Its a difficult climb to get to the very top, so if it is rainy/wet or you are just not super confident I would stick with the first or second tier. I did this hike with friends and our combined 3 dogs (2 shiatsu's and a Siberian husky) and they all handled it like a champ.

hiking
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Both Toothpick and Catwalk are beautiful trails. If you keep going on Toothpick to Land Mine trail, it's a gorgeous- short hike, not a loop though. I think one of the prettiest trails in the area, shady and cool for the most part.

off road driving
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Interesting road that I've driven by many times. About 10 miles back there was a Y and I took the high road. There was another road I could have gone either way as well. Not sure which move was wrong but I ended up on North bank Rd of the Smith River which was a surprise. Next time I'll have a map.... Interesting area.

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

i have to wonder if we found the wrong trail based on a review from a week ago. Being a loop we followed from the left side first. This trail has not been maintained in a very long time. Fully overgrown with fallen trees and brambles. We turned around after about 10 minutes. We tried from the right side. Same problem. We moved on to better horizons.

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

It' s an interpretive trail with a brochure explaining each of the numbered stops along the hike. We had an extremely bad winter and no doubt when the previous poster was there they hadn't cleaned it up yet. Now it's the most groomed trail I've seen in Oregon. It possibly wide enough for a sport type wheelchair. There are also a lot of benches along the way for the less mobile to rest. The hike would be great for more limited hikers or walkers and children.

backpacking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Got a little lost on the southeast sharp turn. Must have missed the sign as I ended up on a little trail which wandered all over...had to bushwhack down to the main trail. Otherwise, a good hike. The north side was lush and cool.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beautiful waterfall! it has an upper and lower we scrambled to the upper and was not disappointed!

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