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Trail difficulty
Blue
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
4.60 mi (7.40 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Fun, technical singletrack. Great birdwatching at Siltcoos Lake.

Cons

Short.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

250.00 ft (76.20 m)

Net Elevation Gain

400.00 ft (121.92 m)

Features

Backcountry camping
Bird watching
Wildlife

Suitable for

Hiking

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

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