May be closed during fire season (often 7/1-10/1).
Need to Know
The roads in this area may be closed during fire season (often 7/1-10/1). See oregon.gov/odf/Fire/Pages/R…
. This area is remote and uninhabited, and you may encounter log trucks. It would be easy to get lost among the maze of logging roads, and so a GPS, the MTB Project mobile app
, and good map skills are recommended.
This gravel route follows the shores of the remains of a 435-acre lake that was formed when the Siletz River was dammed in 1921. On the opposite shore lies the ghost town of Valsetz. This was a timber company town that was established in 1919 and had a population of 3,000 in its heyday. It was decommissioned and destroyed by the company in 1984 and only foundations remain. The dam was removed in 1988.
This route connects to the Siletz River Road
(to the west) and the Ft. Hoskins to Valsetz Gravel Ride
route (to the east). These routes would allow you to completely encircle the lake. Heading south from this route is the Fourth of July Creek/Rock Creek Road
Shared By: Nelson Binggeli