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Applegate lake Trail

Average Rating:    (4.13 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 23

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Latitude
42.05547465210976
Longitude
-123.1179428100586
Trail Directions
Get on jacksonvile Hilway til you get to ruch there a sign on the left just follow the signs then cross the dam than you well see a turn off.
Trail Length
20 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Applegate
   


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Review Date
August 3, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Steve ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
FUN & BEAUTIFUL Describe this trial. ........ i ride this 'lake loop' about 2x a month....... BEGINNERS: You can take a beginner on this trail just make sure they have full crash equip, stay in front of a beginner and s-l-o-w down when You come to the water bar - creek crossing - switch back with the accompany sharp elevation change and make them dismount, also be very careful when passing some of the trees as they reach out towards the trail and want to 'touch' you lol........Beginners will also want to 'walk' some of the sections that are real real skinny with a long drop off on the lake side.......Poison Oak is thick at the south east French Gulch trail head side for the 1st mile or so , so it's a good idea to use those pre-contact towelettes and then scrub down with the post contact towelettes from any outdoor store because in the Summer the P-Oak will sometimes slap your exposed arms and ankles ...........INTERMEDIATE This has 'intermediate' written all over it , You can push pretty hard because there us no scary DH or rock gardens, but You can hurt Yourself because of some sections have a S-T-E-E-P cliff like drop off on the down hill / lake side ( just sayin ) it's basically single track XC course........ EXPERTS: Well it's a cake walk for You, a good change of pace from Your usual DH adrenaline rush but i have followed expert riders and they too like the Applegate Lake Loop as an XC fresh air aerobic pump ........ Early in the morning and on week days is best because there are no poodle walkers - bird spocker's or happy campers on the trial....... START: Start from the Seattle Bar far south-east side, You will follow the edge of the lake shore all the way to the far north French Gultch = dam side so You will 1st climb for a half mile once You leave the lake from Seattle Bar then it's all fun from there on, also cell phones have zero reception out here so leave the cell in the truck......PEACE

Other recommended trails in the same area:
COOK & GREEN DH : Way up above AppleGate Lake on the Siskiyou south mountain ridge line above of the lake....... C & G has a not very well known single track advanced level DH that starts way up at about 6000ft level on the California side ( Apple Gate Lake is only 1 mile from the CA / OR border )........Drive past Seattle Bar south from the far south end of Apple Gate Lake and when the instant the black top paved road turns into gravel You are now in CA, stay to the right follow the Cook & Green truck trial sign leading to a winding gravel road up for about 35 min ( bumpy ride up ) then look for a pine forested parking - turn out on the right and go west to a single track trial head....... Ask Bill of 'Ashland Mountain Adventures' MTB shuttle service for the details and better directions as he has done trail work on Cook & Green....PEACE



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Review Date
July 23, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: chappy59 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail! Has a little bit of everything, not too techinical, but has just enough tricky spots to keep you on the edge of nervous, some really fun rolling hills, and canopy covered downhill. There are a couple washouts to be careful of....one on the backside just past the squaw arm, and a couple on the frontside about midway down the lake. all in all, one of the most complete trails you will find here. Just under 20 miles makes this a good length to tire you out but not totally gas ya for the day. Take a stop at Seattle bar at the end of the lake and take a dip off the bridge, well worth it on a hot July day in Southern Oregon

Recommended Route:
either way has it's benefits, I like to start at the dam and ride clockwise, get the first half mile of easy pavement to the French Gulch Trailhead. A good way to warm up the legs

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Collings Mountain trail, Grouse Loop, Cook and Green



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Review Date
October 28, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ShastaSteve ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This was a really nice ride. The scenery is amazing and it's not too difficult. A few places on the single track get a little hairy just because of the drop off to the lake but that's the fun part of the ride. We rode this trail counter clockwise and that's what I suggest but that's just me. I think clockwise would be more of an uphill battle but to each thier own. All in all it was a great ride.

Recommended Route:
Counter clockwise



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Review Date
September 2, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: kjellterskelter ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I really enjoy this trail. I don't think it's too difficult. It's mostly singletrack, with a few climbs, and a few slightly technical sections which are fairly easy to spot, so if you don't think you can manage them, you can walk them (but I always recommend going for it and riding it through). The best thing about this trail is that it's so beautiful, and it's not so difficult that you would miss the scenery.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise



Comments
ShastaSteve (10/28/2011)
This was a really nice ride. The scenery is amazing and it's not too difficult. A few places on the single track get a little hairy just because of the drop off to the lake but that's the fun part of the ride. We rode this trail counter clockwise and that's what I suggest but that's just me. I think clockwise would be more of an uphill battle but to each thier own. All in all it was a great ride.
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Review Date
June 18, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ezurita2005 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is a great Intermediate course. plenty of variety but never to extreme or to boring. Also the trail rides along the edge of the lake and the view is amazing especially in spring and fall. Mostly a shaded trail, so you get a nice cool breeze as your riding.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise
Start at French Gulch and Payette Trail starts there 9.2 miles one way



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