Mountain of the Rogue Trail System to Get “Significant Upgrade”

The Bureau of Land Management will close the Mountain of the Rogue trail system from May 2 through June 16, 2022. During this time, the BLM will be conducting a significant upgrade to the parking lot.

The new parking lot will more than double parking capacity at the site, providing 35 spots. It also improves flow of traffic by creating a one-way loop. The BLM will also improve the area near the parking lot, creating a picnic area for site users. Due to safety concerns, the trailhead and trails will be closed until construction is complete.

Until the trailhead and trails officially reopen, members of the public may not enter closed areas. All uses—including mountain biking, hiking, hunting and dispersed camping—are prohibited.

“We are excited to provide a larger, more user-friendly parking area to accommodate the ever-increasing use at the trail system,” said Jared Nichol, BLM Butte Falls Field Manager. “The existing parking area has become too small for the current use and is often overflowing, causing safety issues and poor access.”

The popular Mountain of the Rogue trail system has been named one of the top 20 mountain bike destinations on BLM-managed public lands nation-wide. The increased parking is just the latest improvement. The BLM recently constructed a new beginner flow trail, and the area now includes a total of 13 miles of trails. The system is designed so that the further you climb the more technically challenging the trails become. Expert level riders who ascend to the top of the system will be rewarded with hand built single-track trails that careen through steep and rocky hillsides, characterized by ample amounts of exposure.

Courtesy of BLM

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