Panther-Emile Loop SIDE TRIP #4 GROTTO FALLS

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Location

From Roseburg take 138 East 43.5 miles to Forest Road (FR) 4714 (This is 27.5 miles east from the Little River Bridge in Glide). Turn right on 4714 (Panther Creek Road) at Apple Creek CG. There is a restroom at the North Umpqua Trail-Panther Trailhead just across the bridge

Follow the paved road 4714 all the way to the top, even though the road number changes to 330 at 6.0 miles. At 9.9 miles, turn right on FR 2703; where the pavement ends (Lookout Mountain Rd). This is the road you take all the way down to Little River Rd. if you don’t want to investigate any of the other side trips. At 1.2 miles on 2703, bear left to remain on 2703 at the 600 spur junction. From 2703 and 4711, go 3.2 miles on 2703 and take a sharp right on 2703-150. Go 2.1 miles to Grotto Falls (toilet). The falls is a .25 mile hike. A black swift was seen there a couple of times at dusk. On the 150 rd., you get spectacular views of Thunder Ridge and Emile Creek Canyon. Return to main road (2703) and continue 4.4 miles down to Little River Road at Coolwater CG. Turn right on Little River Road and go 16.5 miles to Hwy 138 in Glide. You can also come from Little River Road which is a lot closer to this are of the route

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Habitat and Birds

Mixed conifer habitat of all ages with Douglas Fir, Incense Cedar, Western Red Cedar,

Western Hemlock the predominate species,

Pacific Wren, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Brown Creeper, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Hermit Warbler, Ruffed and Sooty Grouse; Barred, Spotted Owl and Northern

Saw-whet Owls encountered in area

 

 

 

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