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Storey Burn Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 975' 297 m
Descent: -579' -177 m
High: 1,886' 575 m
Low: 1,016' 310 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Brock Warner

A rough and rowdy climb from the campground up to Storey Burn Road and beyond.

Brock Warner

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Description

This trail starts about a half mile southwest from the Day Use parking at the Gales Creek Campground, along the Gales Creek Trail. Take a left at the junction to start the climb on the Storey Burn Trail.

For much of the ride, it consists of a combination of short and long climbs, sharp turns and is almost entirely a bench-cut trail. It is your typical ride in Tillamook State Forest; winding, gnarly, and unforgiving.

After you reach the top, the trail levels out some and the forest opens up. At the Storey Burn Trailhead, on Storey Burn Road, you'll also find the trailhead to the mountain-bike-only Sickter Lars Trail.

Eventually you'll cross Highway 6, and then a little ways past that, you'll find yourself at the Gravelle Brothers Trail. Heading left will take you to the Rogers Camp Trailhead, south will take you to University Falls and its corresponding trailhead.

This trail is multi-use and therefore feels very much like a hiking trail. There isn't a lot of flow or momentum in the ride; it's mostly a grind.

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May 17, 2020
Erik Klemptner
Dope down hills, sketchy and very unforgiving 6.8mi — 1h 15m
Oct 13, 2018
D. Beckstrand
3.9mi
Sep 9, 2018
Josiah Malueg
From Gravel Brothers trail down to Gales Creek Campground. Trail is in good condition overall and makes for an enjoyable ride. 3.9mi
Apr 16, 2017
Richard Fitzgerald
Rode as loop with lower Gales Creek from Summit. 7.3mi — 1h 32m
Oct 23, 2016
Anthony Monteleone
May 29, 2016
Anthony Monteleone

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  3.6 from 12 votes

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  3.6 from 12 votes
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#211

in Oregon

#7,985

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From the underpass of HWY 6 and on to where this photo was taken, this is a gradual and at times steep climbing, however, the scenery is lush, green, and the tall trees provide a sweet canopy!
Aug 18, 2015 near Banks, OR
Almost to the Storey Burn Trailhead!
Aug 2, 2016 near Banks, OR
Climbing up to the connecting trail back to the parking lot, instead of going up Storey Burn Trail.
Oct 14, 2015 near Banks, OR
Coasting down the Gale Creek Trail, about to merge with Storey Burn Trail
Aug 2, 2016 near Banks, OR
Nice little stream crossing on the trail.
Aug 2, 2016 near Banks, OR

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