Jackson Creek Loop is located in Douglas County southwest of the town of Sedalia. Jackson Creek Loop flows through a large canyon with huge rock walls between Devils Head and Dakan Mountain. The scenery along the loop is magnificent and provides many photo opportunities to those who choose to traverse it.
The entire distance of the loop covers just over 12 miles. The surface of the trail is safe for walking and mountain biking. The roads were once used as old mining and logging roads and are rough with loose gravel. The entire trail has an elevation gain of 1,300 feet.
From the trailhead parking area the trail ascends onto Rampart Range Road, then goes along a ridge east of Dakan Mountain on Forest Route 563. There is a sharp descent on Forest Route 503 to Jackson Creek that has some sandy areas.
Traveling upstream along the creek on the Jackson Creek Road, the scenery features some of the most magnificent rock walls and boulders in the canyon. The road climbs gradually back to the Rampart Range Road, with the final mile being fairly steep.