Whitehorse Meadows

The first couple of miles of this trail burned in the Rainbow Creek Fire in 2009. But there is still much to see along this trail that passes through regenerating forest, patches of meadows and wetlands, and large swathes of open rocky slopes before reaching the lush Whitehorse Meadows. About half a mile from the trailhead, a short side trail leads down to small Wolf Lake. For those looking for an even longer hike or backpack, the main trail continues south to Rattlesnake Mountain and Fish Creek Valley, connecting to the 26-mile-long Rogue-Umpqua Divide trail. 


Trail #1477: 5.8 miles round trip from trailhead to Whitehorse Meadow (5260–5760′)
Location: southeastern Douglas County; Umpqua National Forest, Diamond Lake District
USGS Map: Fish Creek Desert; T28S.R3E.S10,15

Habitats: meadow, wet meadow, lake, creek, forest, outcrop, gravel slope
Bloom: late June to late August


From Roseburg, take Highway 138 east past milepost 51. Turn right (south) onto Big Camas Road 28 at Copeland Creek. Stay straight over bridge at 2.4 miles. At 6.9 miles, stay right as Road 28 turns to gravel and is now called Big Camas Road. Continue for another 6.4 miles until you come to a major intersection at French Junction. Turn left onto Road 2715-950. After 2.6 miles, you’ll see trailhead parking area at the intersection.

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