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Triple C to Step Creek Double Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Combine two short, closeby loops into a nice, quick ride.


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Map Key

7.7

Miles

12.3

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,488' 453 m

High

1,098' 335 m

Low

893' 272 m

Up

899' 274 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Overview

This ride combines the short loops of the Triple C Trail and Step Creek Trail to create a decent sized ride: long enough to warrant driving out to Reehers Camp Trailhead, but not so long as to do all of Gales Creek Trail out-and-back.

Need to Know

Tillamook State Forest sees heavy logging activity. Be ready to change plans if some part of your ride is closed due to logging.

Description

In reality these loops can be ridden in any configuration. Clockwise, counter-clockwise, once, or twice. The loops are manageable enough and close enough to be creative with your endurance. Triple C Trail is shorter and easier, so it could be a nice warm-up or cool-down.

The section of Gales Creek Trail that connects the two is mostly uphill when heading southbound. It's quite manageable for a mildly in-shape ride. About halfway up the connecting segment, the trail crosses a retired rail-line, an amusing relic of the past. The descent back to Reehers Camp Trailhead is fast and fun.

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Shared By:

Brock Warner

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  4.0 from 5 votes

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The forest opens up into some older growth as it winds back down to the road.
May 30, 2017 near Vernonia, OR
The old road bed which now supports the singletrack down the hill.
May 30, 2017 near Banks, OR
Brief open section of the Triple C Trail before it goes back into the trees.
May 30, 2017 near Banks, OR

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Jun 5, 2020
Ben Moore
The Triple C Trail was nice. Good trail conditions. We rode the loop twice and couldn't find the turnoff to Step Creek. There was a marker post tha… 6mi — 1h 30m
Jun 30, 2018
Tiff Koval
Jun 2, 2018
eric b
May 19, 2018
John Cunningham
Sep 23, 2017
Tony Bass
7.7mi