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Cummins Creek Loop

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • This section of trail is on solid bedrock.- Cummins Creek Loop
  • Fly amanita (Amanita muscaria).- Cummins Creek Loop
  • Fading fall colors on the way up to the top.- Cummins Creek Loop
  • One of the few open meadows on this loop.- Cummins Creek Loop
  •  The view into Cummins Creek drainage on the climb.- Cummins Creek Loop
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Pros: 
Old-growth coastal forest. Fun, technical singletrack.
Cons: 
Rocky climb.
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Region:
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
1,300.00 ft (396.24 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking, Horseback
Trail difficulty: 
Black diamond
Total Distance: 
8.60 mi (13.84 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
100.00 ft (30.48 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

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Cummins Creek and Cummins Loop Trails are the only trails in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area that are open to mountain bikes. They offer a great opportunity to experience the unspoiled beauty of this forested coastal headland as well as a technically and physically demanding ride. The trail starts out innocuously enough, climbing gently up an abandoned road bed. Eventually the trail narrows to true singletrack and climbs steeply up the side of the ridge. This climb is steep, long and rocky. Once the trail gains the ridge it takes on a more gently rolling character until it reaches the upper trailhead on Forest Road 55. Ascending on this road is a good option for those who wish to avoid the steep climb. On the way back, turn off onto Cummins Loop Trail, which immediately plunges precipitously down the narrow spine of the ridge. There are many steep, rooted sections that will test the limits of your bike handling skills. Be sure to take in the view of the Cummins Creek drainage from the few open meadows on the way down. Keep an eye out for hikers on both these trails.

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