Potlicker

Potlicker

Description
   – Distance: ~ .5 miles
   – Min/max elev.: 4532’/4983′
   – Elev. gain/loss: 53’/-394′

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This multi-use trail connects the southern-most end of Horn Gap Rd with FS 2060. This pine-needled trail winds its way through some very large conifers including Ponderosas, Doug Firs and maybe some Sugar Pines.

History
This trail is part of an old road that connected from Ashland to the top of Wagner Butte Lookout. The Wagner Glade trail is also part of that old road/trail (Wagner Glade is pedestrian-only, however).

Rebuilt as a result of the 2000 Ashland Trails plan, the trail was called Upper Horn Gap. AWTA found this confusing (as there is another trail called Horn Gap a few miles north) and decided to honor a City of Ashland employee who had helped on various City and FS trails; the trail was named after one of his favorite expressions: potlicker.

Written by Torsten Heycke 05/13/2020