Gales Creek Professional Review and Guide
"From the cottonwoods and alders along Gales Creek, the trail climbs 632 feet through young Douglas-fir to its junction with Oregon Highway 6, the Wilson River Highway. The trail follows a railroad grade for a short distance. If your breathing is not too loud, you will hear the long melodic song of the winter wren, a small gray bird. The long, slow climb, with your head down and heart pounding, will give you a chance to watch for deer, elk, and bear tracks on the trail. The ride down the trail is exciting enough to make you forget how hard it was to climb to the highway.
By starting your ride at Gales Creek, you become aware of most hazards on your way up. Downfalls and washouts may be encountered. Do not ride the trail if it is wet."