OC and E Woods Line State Trail Woods Line Branch

Beatty, Oregon

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Between Beatty and Thompson Reservoir, about 50 miles northeast of Klamath Falls. Tread: loose cinders cover most of the route. The cinders are packed on some sections and are easier to ride than the loose basalt on the OC & E Main Line. Hazards: the 100-foot high Merritt Creek Trestle will not be safe to cross until it has decking and railings. Bring plenty of drinking water.
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Mountain Biking Oregon

by Mark Wigg (Falcon Guides)

Between Beatty and Thompson Reservoir, about 50 miles northeast of Klamath Falls. Tread: loose cinders cover most of the route. The cinders are packed on some sections and are easier to ride than the loose basalt on the OC & E Main Line. Hazards: the 100-foot high Merritt Creek Trestle will not be safe to cross until it has decking and railings. Bring plenty of drinking water.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Beatty
Distance: 34
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 10 hours
Season: Year round, but snow covered from November to May
Trailhead Elevation: 4,400 feet
Top Elevation: 5,000 feet
Local Contacts: Fremont National Forest 541-947-2151
Local Maps: Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department for a free trail map. Others include: Fremont National Forest Recreation map, and the Bly, Silver Lake, and Paisley Ranger District maps. USGS: Ponina Butte, Rodeo Butte, River Red Butte, River Red Butte Spring, Sycan Marsh West, Sycan Marsh East, Pole Butte, Thompson Reservoir, and Partin Butte.
Driving Directions: Directions to OC & E Woods Line State Trail: Woods Line Branch

Recent Trail Reviews

3/18/2015
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Merritt trestle was redone in 2010. Several gates to go through which must be closed after use. Mile markers present. Sycan trailhead hard to find. Part of this trail is now Oregon timber trail as of 6/2017, and has been cleared.



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