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Cooper Creek Reservoir Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A wide, well-maintained trail heading through the woods that is good to learn bike control on.


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7.5

Miles

12.0

KM

100%

Singletrack

803' 245 m

High

677' 206 m

Low

746' 227 m

Up

746' 227 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Boating, hiking, fishing, swimming, or biking allowed in the area.

Day use only.

Overview

This is the only mountain bike trail I know of in the area. It is forested and the trail is made of good compact bark with very few obstacles, and only a couple of slightly steep parts.

There are many amenities in the park, which makes this an ideal spot for a day of fun. Amenities include a variety of barbecue grills, a boat ramp where many enjoy fishing, a pavilion, picnic area, and vault toilets. Potable water is also available.

Need to Know

A parking permit is required, which will cost you $4 daily or an annual pass is available for $30.

Description

From the parking lot, you cannot see the trail. Ride south across the top of the dam and find the start of the trail.

Once under the forest canopy, you'll find lots of ferns and logs and small native flowers, like trillium. There are a couple of steep parts at the beginning, but it gets easier as you go. There are two or three bridges to cross that can be a little slick, but the bits of flowing water are pretty.

The local mountain bike club is working on extending the trail along the north side of the reservoir with an ultimate goal of creating a loop. The trail extends to the east day use area (the beach). Currently, it is necessary to ride on the gravel road to to get around the wetland.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Jordan

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  4.4 from 8 votes

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One of the many great lake views on this trail.
Sep 29, 2016 near Sutherlin, OR
Getting used to the new bike. Cooper Creek Reservoir trail is perfect for that!
Nov 1, 2015 near Sutherlin, OR

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Sep 14, 2019
William Howitt
Still has some damage from big snow in February 2019. Five walk around places due to root balls of large trees. 6mi — 2h 00m
Jul 14, 2019
Guy Rounds
Mar 24, 2019
Chewie Martinez
Nov 11, 2018
Bryan Cohee
Jul 26, 2018
Ryan DeVine
7.5mi
May 27, 2018
Brian Parnell
5.7mi
Aug 20, 2017
William Reading
Pretty easy trail. Well maintained. Remember to bring $4 for parking. On north aspect of valley slope and forested so very shady in summer. 5mi — 2h 00m
Jun 20, 2017
Sean Arrington
First ride!