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Owl Hoot Trail

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Hike beneath Twin Peaks between Shade and Jackson Creeks.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

2,655' 809 m

High

2,303' 702 m

Low

383' 117 m

Up

45' 14 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Off-leash

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The trails are open year-round but can get muddy (or snowy) in places during the winter.

The trails are used by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians, so please observe proper trail etiquette. A few trails are reserved for mountain biking (these are usually signed as such), so please don’t hike on these.

There are no potable water sources in the park or along the trails – be sure to bring plenty of your own.

Need to Know

There are no fees to use this park. There are 7 designated parking areas throughout the park, each with room for 5 to 12 cars. They are located near clusters of trail heads. Some have chemical toilets but most have no amenities beyond a parking space. Very useful paper trails maps are sometimes available at the parking area kiosks but can also be obtained online.

Description

The 1.2-mile Owl Hoot Trail departs from the Twin Peaks Trail, contours around Twin Peaks through Mountain Mahogany Meadow and then descends to end at a junction with the Boulder Trail. This is another trail built along an old ditch used to transport water to the hydraulic mine further down canyon. It offers great views out over much of the park from the meadows.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for ticks in the spring, rattlesnakes (rare) in the warmer months, and poison oak all year-round. Consider these nuisances if you let your dog off-leash.

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Bruce Hope

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An old miner's shovel along the Owl Hoot Trail
Sep 6, 2018 near Jackson…, OR

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