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Rock Top Nordic Trails

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 59.3 Miles (98.83 Kilometers) Distance for All Trails in System


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General Description

ROCKTOP TRAIL #1064 (18 Miles) : Rocktop is the main loop trail out of 1000 Springs Sno-Park. This trail proceeds southwest at a 10% grade, leaving a lodgepole forest and entering into a Douglas fir and white fir habitat. The trail contours the canyon, providing views of the surrounding hills, then proceeds down to a partially frozen Crawford Creek, draped in snow covered hemlocks. The next canyon is a steady climb into older Douglas fir. East of Huckleberry Mountain there are wide-open meadows with gentle rolling hills that provide good off trail riding experiences.

Proceeding from Huckleberry Campground, the rider will find a relatively flat area for two miles. Proceed with caution. This area can be dangerous for snow machines as caverns can occur beneath the snow surface.

Along the trail there are views of Ginkgo and Union Creek Canyons, Rocktop Butte, and the Crater Lake area. There is a descent ranging from 2 ­ 15 % as the trail winds back to the trailhead.

GINKGO TRAIL # 1093 (10 Miles) : Ginkgo is a loop trail off of the Rocktop Trail. There are views down Ginkgo Creek and a beautiful view of Red Blanket Mountain. The trail extends for 10 miles and has a 1200-foot elevation change before it connects back into Rocktop Trail. Note: This is the lowest elevation trail; be sure to check weather conditions for adequate snow.

1000 SPRINGS TRAIL #1065 (7 Miles) : Thousand Springs Trail climbs at a 3-5 % grade, leaving lodgepole pine and entering into Douglas fir habitat. It parallels the Union Creek drainage, crosses the head of the canyon, and then proceeds slightly downhill to a junction with the Rocktop Trail.

HUCKLEBERRY TRAIL #1066 (6 Miles) : From Huckleberry Campground, Huckleberry Trail climbs at a 10% grade southeast to the top of the divide. At the divide, there is a beautiful view of Ginkgo Basin. The trail then descends at a 5-8% grade, paralleling Grouse Creek.

PIPELINE TRAIL #1067 (11 Miles) : The Pipeline Trail proceeds west out of Huckleberry Campground through second growth conifer forest. The route descends at between 2 ­10 % grade for the first section of the loop then returns to the campground at about the same slope on the backstretch.

WHISKEY CREEK TRAIL #1068 (7.3 Miles) : Whiskey Creek Trail begins at Union Creek. It winds through Douglas fir, western white pine, white fir, and into lodge pole pine. The trail crosses Highway 62 twice, 1 • miles from Union Creek and again a half mile from 1000 Springs Sno-Park. Crossings are posted with Stop/Yield signs; proceed with caution. Note: From Union Creek to Hwy. 62, the trail is a combined use section, for both snowmobile and Nordic users.


Directions from Prospect: Travel north on Highway 62, approximately eight miles north of Union Creek. Park at 1000 Springs Sno-Park or on the north side of the highway.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Winter Season: Winter through Winter .



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Type Price Remarks
Oregon Sno-Park Permit Call for Current Fee These permits may be obtained



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Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Cross-country Skiing Rock Top Nordic Trails
Yes
ICON Snowmobiling
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Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St, Suite 240 , Salem, OR, 97301, Phone: 800-547-7842

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