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Timber Gulch Trail

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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 347' 106 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,493' 1,065 m
Low: 3,145' 959 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Just up from Leslie Gulch Campground, this short out-and-back is a must-do "value add" for your weekend in the Owyhees.

Joseph States

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

This is a box canyon and subject to flash floods. Be aware of the weather and tight spots.

Description

Essentially unmaintained, this trail is still listed as part of the Honeycomb Wilderness. It seems to change and move every time I see it, probably due to the fact that it is used more by the local game than humans. This trail offers total emersion into the natural beauty of the area and after the first bend, you are alone and free of other humans.

Enjoy the "Flintstone House" style rock formations and colorful rock cliffs and spires. The trail gets rougher and rougher as you go with some rock scrambling well up into the canyon.

The best views are on the way back, but be warned, it gets dark faster in these tight canyons.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of high desert plants and critters. There are wild horses that roam these areas. If you are lucky, stealthy, and downwind, you may get to see them.

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looking back at Leslie Gulch.
Dec 8, 2019 near Jordan…, OR
About to narrow.
Dec 8, 2019 near Jordan…, OR

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