ElevationAscent: 1,164' 355 m
Descent: -1,162' -354 m
High: 1,252' 382 m
Low: 113' 34 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“A 'must-do' ride on the central Oregon coast.”— Peter Carse
The beach across the highway at Neptune state park is a good place to cool off, and you can find all manner of good refreshments in the nearby village of Yachats.
At this point, 2.8 miles and 675' above the trailhead, the trail abruptly begins climbing at a much steeper and rougher grade, gaining 500' in the next half mile, before reaching the upper junction with the Cummins Creek Loop trail.
Here you can add some more climbing, nearly 2 miles of out-and-back, and a longer descent by staying to the right and going out to where the Cummins Creek trail ends on NF Road 55, then returning to this junction.
Otherwise, lower your saddle and head down the Cummins Creek Loop trail. the descent gets right down to business with a tough rocky section before zooming across a clearing with views out over the Cummins drainage. Re-entering the forest, the trail follows a ridge down to rejoin the Cummins Creek trail. Along the way, there are many big roots, a few rocks, lots of tight turns, and even one short steep climb.
Finish up with the smooth ride down to the car, while watching for pedestrians!
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Local Club: Team Dirt
Land Manager: USFS - Siuslaw National Forest Office