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Eight Dollar

Near: Selma OR (Weather)
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Trail Description If you drive to eight dollar mountain you can park horse trailers at the Green Bridge or Josephine Park then you can ride for miles along the beautiful Illinois River This nearly 180,000 acre Wilderness includes the headwater basin of the Chetco and North Fork Smith Rivers and a portion of the Illinois River canyon. This is a harsh, rugged area with a unique character. Elevations range from 500 to 5,098 feet (Pearsoll Peak). The area is characterized by deep, rough canyons, sharp rock ridges and clear rushing mountain streams and rivers. Diversity of topography and geology provide excellent habitat for a wide variety of botanical species. The Kalmiopsis Wilderness is well known for it's diversity of plant life. Much of this diversity results from plant species adapting to life in harsh soils derived from peridotite and serpentinite rocks. Both are rich in heavy metals such as magnesium, iron, chromium and nickel, which in high amounts, can be toxic to most plants. A good web site to see what the area is like. Do not drive your horse trailer more then a 1 mile past the Green Bridge or you won't be able to turn around and the road is very steep and narrow. Its a great place to trail ride and you are always near water for your horses if you stay down in lower area near the river.
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Directions Drive past the town of Selma about 5 miles and you will see a sign on the right that says Eight Dollar . Turn right and continue to green bridge and from here you can follow a trail along the river on either side.
This information was provided by barbarae on 6/2/2010 12:00:00 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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