Location: Rogue River National Forest
Length, One-Way: 1.5 miles
Trail Type: Out and Back
Minimum Elevation: 3400 feet
Maximum Elevation: 3700 feet
Best Season: May to October
The Dunlop Trail takes you past some beautiful meadows, an interesting old homestead site and some of the oldest Ponderosa Pines you will ever see. The trail ends in the canyon of South Fork of Little Butte Creek, where fishing for small cutthroat and rainbow trout is usually very good, although the way up or down stream from the trails end is quite rugged.
Horses are permitted only as far as the meadows. Beyond the meadows the trail is designated hiker only.
From the Ashland Ranger Station:
Drive east on Highway 66 to Dead Indian Memorial Highway. Turn left on to Peak Road (just past Lily Glen Horse Camp). Turn left onto the Shell Peak road and stay to the right at the first fork in the road and you will soon come up to the National Forest Boundary (approximately 1.6 miles since leaving Dead Indian Highway). Once on the National Forest, the Shell Peak Road is #2500100, follow it another 5 miles to the trailhead on the right. There is parking for 5 or 6 cars.
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