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 road helps to connect several other roads in this part of the Oregon Coast Range, which permits a variety of options.
The other roads or routes in the area include:
The Ft. Hoskins to Valsetz Gravel Ride
to the east,Sunshine Road
to the west, Sunshine Creek Road
, Siletz River Road
to the west, and Valsetz Lake Road
to the north.
This road starts on Oregon 411 (a paved road) and heads deep into this area of the Coast Range.
This road also makes it possible to do a very nice "lollipop loop" route from Kings Valley to Valsetz. If you start at Ft. Hoskins in Kings Valley, you can ride to Valsetz via the Ft. Hoskins to Valsetz Gravel Ride
At Valsetz, take the Siletz River Road
to the northwest, before circling back east on the Valsetz Lake Road
. Then, take Sunshine Road
south to Rock Creek Road and head east to rejoin the route that heads back to Ft. Hoskins (the Ft. Hoskins to Valsetz Gravel Ride
FYI: Valsetz is a ghost town. It 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.
Shared By: Nelson Binggeli