Siltcoos Lake

Florence, Oregon

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You’ll have a blast on this short-but-sweet, 4.4-mile, singletrack loop around Siltcoos Lake. This quick it’s-over-before-you-can-blink trail winds through a thick coastal forest, taking you to the edge of 3,500-acre Siltcoos Lake—the largest freshwater lake on the Oregon coast. Here you’ll have a good chance of seeing blue herons and a variety of other waterfowl. Short intense climbs, fast twisting downhills, and smooth-sailing straight-aways make this trail so much fun that you’ll want to do it again and again. Trail surface: Singletrack.
Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

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Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)

You’ll have a blast on this short-but-sweet, 4.4-mile, singletrack loop around Siltcoos Lake. This quick it’s-over-before-you-can-blink trail winds through a thick coastal forest, taking you to the edge of 3,500-acre Siltcoos Lake—the largest freshwater lake on the Oregon coast.

Here you’ll have a good chance of seeing blue herons and a variety of other waterfowl. Short intense climbs, fast twisting downhills, and smooth-sailing straight-aways make this trail so much fun that you’ll want to do it again and again. Trail surface: Singletrack.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Florence
Length: 4.4
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round; can be muddy in winter
Trailhead Elevation: 250 feet
Top Elevation: 390 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Oregon Dunes National Visitor Center
Topo Map: Siltcoos Lake Topographic Map
Guide Book: Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

2/16/2006

If you go right at the fork in the trail, you'll get the steps and the steepest part of the trail on the downhill leg. Then if you take the offshoot trail to the right at the bottom, you'll find a private picnic/camping spot on the lake. There are more camping spots on the loop along the lake, but for my money this one is the nicest. Tough climb out for me, but I know some of you won't even be breathing hard.

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