This Incredible Oregon Hike Will Take You To The World's Only Bigfoot Trap
Did you know that the world’s only Bigfoot trap is located right here in Oregon? This one-of-a-kind structure was built back in the 1970s after several sightings of Bigfoot were reported in the area. Today, it can be easily reached by taking a short and sweet nature trail in Jackson County. Take a look:
Starting at the Collings Mountain Trailhead near Applegate Lake in Southern Oregon, this delightful hike makes for a fun little excursion the whole family will love. For driving directions,
The beautiful trail follows Grouse Creek for roughly .75 miles, passing through majestic old-growth Douglas fir and Bigleaf Maple trees.
As you meander through pleasant forests, make sure to be on the lookout for poison oak.
Eventually you'll come to the abandoned wreckage of an old miner's cabin. The Collings Mountain Trail is named for two brothers who mined in this area during the 1850s and 1860s.
About 200 feet further down the path sits the main attraction: the famous Oregon Bigfoot trap.
This 10x10 structure was originally built in 1974 by the North American Wildlife Research Team, after miner Perry Lovell reported that he discovered 18-inch, human-like tracks nearby.
The trap was baited with big carcasses and chunks of meat for the six years following its construction.
While the only things ever caught in here were a couple of unhappy bears and one very unhappy hunter, Sasquatch sightings continue to be reported in the area.
For more information on this incredible hike, check out this video from YouTube user Scott Walter: VIDEO
Have you hiked this trail before? If so, did you notice any signs of Bigfoot? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.
For more unique hikes in the Beaver State, check out our previous article:
This Otherworldly Lava Tube Hike In Oregon Will Take You On An Adventure Of A Lifetime.
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