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Saltzman Road

Easy/Intermediate
 3.3 (4)

Gravel that climbs from trailhead above Highway 30 to Skyline Boulevard above, crossing Leif Erikson Drive.


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2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Doubletrack

1,070' 326 m

High

309' 94 m

Low

761' 232 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly If your kids like climbing, this is a great way to access Leif Erikson Drive. Clear trail, easy access from the trailheads.

Description

A nice pavement-to-gravel road extending from the bottom (Highway 30) to the top (Skyline), heading east to west (as mapped). The grade is manageable for most at a sustained pitch of around 5%. Skinny tires work fine. Many will want lower gears. Little-to-no mud year-round.

Saltzman begins as a paved road on the west side of Hwy 30, winding up past a handful of houses. The pavement ends near a trailhead with a modest amount of parking and becomes doubletrack/gravel. It then winds up to Leif Erikson Drive, crosses it, and continues up to a trailhead with modest parking just off Skyline.

Expect to see hikers, runners, and dogs (some off-leash), in addition to cyclists. Take care descending, it's easy to go fast, and some turns are hairpins!

MTB/cross folks can use it to quickly access the back side of Leif Erikson Drive, as well as Firelane 5.

Road cyclists use this route to access Skyline to/from Hwy 30 without contending with automobile traffic.

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Frank Selker

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Photos

The start of Firelane 5.
Apr 30, 2017 near West Haven, OR
View of St. Johns Bridge
Jul 19, 2013 near West Haven, OR

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Nov 10, 2018
D. Beckstrand
Sep 15, 2018
Tom anonymous
1.4mi
May 29, 2018
Tiff Koval
Steady uphill. Light to no traffic