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Bolt Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (9)

A steady uphill with a good mix of fun, technical, and smooth trail surfaces.


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Point to Point

2,234' 681 m

High

977' 298 m

Low

1,258' 383 m

Up

33' 10 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Park at the Fish Hatchery Parking lot and follow the road straight ahead to the large log blocking car traffic from going any further. Follow the road about 100 yards until it drops on the singletrack. From there the trail is easy to follow to the top of Bolt Mountain. Follow the Multi-Use trail signs.

The trail has a good mix of smooth trail and technical rocky sections. The first 2 miles are the steepest part of the climb. After that it is smooth sailing to the top for the most part. About 1.5 miles up the trail you'll see a small spur trail leading off to the northeast (right). Make sure you stay left there and follow the main trail. That spur will take you over to a place called Elk Mountain. There are great views of the valleys and mountains around the area from the top.

You'll need a parking pass (day or season pass) to park within the park boundary. There is limited parking on the side of the road outside of the park.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers, madrone and pine trees and poison oak grace this wonderful trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jason Flaherty with improvements by Gail Pearlman

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 9 votes

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#252

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Photos

Top of Bolt Mountain
May 20, 2016 near New Hope, OR
Madrone Trees along the trail.
May 20, 2016 near New Hope, OR
Heading Up Bolt Mountain
May 20, 2016 near New Hope, OR
The view from the western face of Bolt Mt. From here you can see the bridge (currently under construction) crossing the Applegate River and allowing access to Redwood country.
Mar 20, 2019 near New Hope, OR
Near where the Stringer Gap Trail meets the Bolt Mountain Trail.
Dec 4, 2018 near New Hope, OR

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Nov 24, 2020
Bruce Hope
Don't confuse the nature trail with the one to the summit.
Sep 5, 2020
Richard Hager
Mar 8, 2020
James Steele
Good conditions 6.6mi
Feb 1, 2020
Kevin Snyder
6.4mi — 2h 11m
Jul 7, 2019
Josh Leighton
6.6mi
May 5, 2019
Beth Ockenden
Feb 4, 2019
Dman Smith
Beautiful day after snow dusted the night before!
Oct 19, 2018
Dman Smith
Wasn't sure where to park without requiring a pass so we just paid the $5 fee. — 2h 10m