The Knott Trail was originally constructed in 1871 by John Knott as the first northerly route into the Bohemia Mining Area. This remaining section of trail follows along an uneven ridgeline crossing over Adams Mountain, through open rock meadows and forest, and eventually connecting to the Utopian Road just below Cat Mountain. The rock meadows provide several view points to the south and a variety of wild flowers in the spring. The Knott Trail also provides access to the connecting Crawfish Trail #1421 and the Adams Mountain Way Trail #1419, both of which lead down to Brice Creek. A short, 350' side trail leads to Martin Springs near the intersection of a trailhead located at the end of Road #2241. Martin Springs is small and is the only water along this trail route. (Treat the water before drinking it).
One way trip hiking of this trail is about 2.5 hours. Trail grades average 10-15% with occasional short, steeper sections reaching 25%.
Directions: From Cottage Grove, Follow Interstate 5 to Exit 174, take Row River Road #2400 east 19 miles to junction of Layng Creek Road #17 and Brice Creek Road #2470. Bear right on Road #2470 and continue for 4.1 miles to to the Adams Mt. Road #2241 and turn right. Continue on Road #2241 for 6.2 miles to Road 2241-760 on right. The trailhead is at the end (0.5 mile) of this spur road. Another trailhead which intersects the Knott Trail at mile point 2.6 is located at the end of Road #2241, 3.1 miles past Road #2241 -760. THIS IS THE RECOMMENDED ROUTE. Alternate Route) From Cottage Grove take Row River Road east 13.6 miles to Sharps Creek Road #2460 and turn right. Continue on Road #2460 for 10.5 miles to the end of the paved section of Sharps Creek Road. Stay to the left and continue on Road #2460 ) for another 6.6 miles to the Utopian Road #0679-766 and turn left. The trailhead is at mile point 2.5 on the Utopian Road. A gate at mile point 0.3 on the Utopian Road may occasionally restrict motorized traffic beyond this point due to mining activities. The last 7 miles of this route is rough and steep and is not advised for low clearance vehicles.The trailheads are undeveloped. They also serve the upper end of Adams Mtn. Way #1419. West trailhead is at the end of Road 2241-760 with space for 1-2 vehicles. East trailhead is on the Cat Mtn. Road 2263-763 with roadside parking for 2-4 vehicles. Another access point is at the end of Road 2241 with space for 2-4 vehicles.
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Distance: 3.9 miles
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