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Siltcoos Lake Trail

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • One of the smooth sections of Siltcoos Lake Trail.- Siltcoos Lake Trail
  • Honey mushroom (Armillaria) and banana slug (Ariolimax).- Siltcoos Lake Trail
  • Siltcoos Lake from the primitive campground.- Siltcoos Lake Trail
  • Mountain biking the Siltcoos Lake Trail.- Siltcoos Lake Trail
  • The second-growth forest that surrounds the Siltcoos Lake Trail.- Siltcoos Lake Trail
  • One of the sites at the primitive lakeshore campground.- Siltcoos Lake Trail
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Pros: 
Fun, technical singletrack. Great birdwatching at Siltcoos Lake.
Cons: 
Short.
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Region:
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
400.00 ft (121.92 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking
Trail difficulty: 
Blue
Total Distance: 
4.60 mi (7.40 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
250.00 ft (76.20 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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This short ride just south of Florence is well worth the effort if you are in the area. After a short climb up an old road, the trail drops down to a delightful singletrack loop that leads to the shore of Siltcoos Lake. There are lots of slippery roots and blind corners on this challenging, intermediate trail. Ride the loop clockwise for maximum enjoyment. As you ride through the moss covered darkness of this older second-growth forest, watch for the gigantic stumps and ancient cedar snags that give some inkling of what this area must have been like before it was logged. There are a number of campsites along the lakeshore with picnic tables and fire rings, as well as a primitive outhouse. These sites are accessible only by the trail and by boat.

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