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Hard

πŸŒ€ Route Formation

Out & Back

πŸ“ Length (mi.)

31

πŸ” Elevation Gain (ft.)

3,572

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The Sterling Mine Ditch was constructed in 1877 to bring water from the Little Applegate River to Sterlingville, the epicenter of gold mining in Oregon. The Ditch was in use through the 1930s. The Sterling Mine Ditch Trail runs along the berm of the Ditch. Length of SMDT and access trails: 30 miles. Short and long-distance loops are possible using the seven trailheads. Wide diversity of ecosystems: open meadows, deep forests, and great birding. Views of the mountains towards the OR / CA border. The SMDT is open for all non-motorized recreation, including hikers, equestrians, bicyclists, and runners. For short-distance and long-distance outings, and all age groups. Easy access from Rogue and Applegate valleys. The SMDT has been nominated for Oregon State Scenic Trail status (Oregon Parks & Recreation). Parking for horse trailers is available at several trailheads.

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🚦 Difficulty

Hard

πŸŒ€ Route Formation

Out & Back

πŸ“ Length (mi.)

31

πŸ” Elevation Gain (ft.)

3,572

🌲 Facilities

Horse trailer parking, Parking

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🏑 Description

The Sterling Mine Ditch was constructed in 1877 to bring water from the Little Applegate River to Sterlingville, the epicenter of gold mining in Oregon. The Ditch was in use through the 1930s. The Sterling Mine Ditch Trail runs along the berm of the Ditch. Length of SMDT and access trails: 30 miles. Short and long-distance loops are possible using the seven trailheads. Wide diversity of ecosystems: open meadows, deep forests, and great birding. Views of the mountains towards the OR / CA border. The SMDT is open for all non-motorized recreation, including hikers, equestrians, bicyclists, and runners. For short-distance and long-distance outings, and all age groups. Easy access from Rogue and Applegate valleys. The SMDT has been nominated for Oregon State Scenic Trail status (Oregon Parks & Recreation). Parking for horse trailers is available at several trailheads.

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🚦 Difficulty

Hard

🌲 Facilities

Horse trailer parking, Parking

πŸŒ€ Formation

Out & Back

πŸ“ Length (mi.)

31

πŸ” Elevation (ft.)

3,572

🌲 Facilities

Horse trailer parking, Parking

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🏑 Description

The Sterling Mine Ditch was constructed in 1877 to bring water from the Little Applegate River to Sterlingville, the epicenter of gold mining in Oregon. The Ditch was in use through the 1930s. The Sterling Mine Ditch Trail runs along the berm of the Ditch. Length of SMDT and access trails: 30 miles. Short and long-distance loops are possible using the seven trailheads. Wide diversity of ecosystems: open meadows, deep forests, and great birding. Views of the mountains towards the OR / CA border. The SMDT is open for all non-motorized recreation, including hikers, equestrians, bicyclists, and runners. For short-distance and long-distance outings, and all age groups. Easy access from Rogue and Applegate valleys. The SMDT has been nominated for Oregon State Scenic Trail status (Oregon Parks & Recreation). Parking for horse trailers is available at several trailheads.

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