Tunnel Ridge Trail

EASY 72 reviews

Tunnel Ridge Trail is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Jacksonville, Oregon and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
544 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

When you reach the sign that says Sterling Mine Trail System: Tunnel Ridge Trail 2km/1mi; Little Applegate Trailhead 8km/5mi; Bear Gulch Trailhead 5km/3mi, you are actually standing just about over the tunnel. If you take either trail a little further, you will reach the tunnel. The passage is clear but you will have to duck if you want to walk through it.

4 days ago

Not bad. Probably better in spring time.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice challenging incline on the way up. The way down is quick and easy. The tunnel is pretty small and insignificant but still cool. My recording should say 1.9m, I forgot to turn it on until part way thru the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Decent hike, the tunnel was smaller than I expected. Glad I did it, but probably won't do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Not as kid friendly as I thought it should be. but they managed.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Quick trail to get you into the main trail system. It does go up to start but it's not that bad. I suspect that it'll be really dry and brown in late summer.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

ALL UPHILL!!!

hiking
3 months ago

It is a lot up hill at first. But it is sooo Beautiful up there. The hole family did it and even our dog.

3 months ago

love this app...thanks for sharing all the wonderful
outdoor activity in our area.

Kid friendly!

3 months ago

The trail is an easy trail however it is all up hill. It does level off in a couple of spots. when you get to the top, there is signage showing the directions of the other trails, just turn left and head down a ways and the tunnel is on your right. you do have to crouch down to go through it though. Enjoy the hike and scenery, after all that is what you are out there for.

4 months ago

Wonderful hike it is steep starting out. The trail is nice and we'll cared for. Along the ditch beyond the tunnel is a flatter trail and easier hiking. went about a mile past the tunnel. The return trip is fast.

4 months ago

Was an easy fun hike. The trails can be confusing on which way to go at first, but you can figure it out. There's a ton of beautiful scenery. A lot of it is uphill so be prepared for that. On the way back at around 5 something we heard a loud noise like a log coming down the hill and saw movement and we think there was a bear behind us. Other then that it was fun and so worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

Steep 1 mile up to the tunnel, nice and even 3 or more to other nearby trailheads!

5 months ago

sunset is gorgeous!

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is more then 8mi round trip. The trail head entrance this location takes you to starts 1 mile away from tunnel ridge trail. from there it's another 3 mile hike to the tunnel. Glad I went early enough to have time to go the extra 6 miles. Still a nice hike with a great bench view of the nearby valley. The tunnel is creepy but a lot of fun to go through. If you have the time to drive out there then check it out.

hiking
6 months ago

Super fun trail for the kids! When we got to the top of the ridge we couldn't find the tunnel at first then realized we were standing right on it.