OC&E Line State Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Klamath County, Oregon. It is within Winema National Forest. It is 26.0 miles long and begins at 4,714 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 52.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,384 feet. The Switchback Hill Trailhead parking and the Switchback Hill Trailhead restrooms are near the trailhead. The Olene Post Office (historical) (elevation 4,160 feet) post office and the Switchback Hill Trailhead and Switchback Hill Trailhead camp sites can be seen along the trail.
OC&E Line State Trail Professional Review and Guide
"One of the longest rail-trails in the country, the OC&E Woods Line State Trail stretches 109.9 miles through south-central Oregon. The route comprises two rail lines that once supported the region’s timber industry: the former Oregon, California & Eastern Railway, also known as the Klamath Falls Municipal Railway, which extended from Klamath Falls to Bly (now the main line of the trail), and the old Weyerhaeuser Woods Line, which connected to the OC&E at Beatty and ran to a point just north of Sycan Marsh.
A good place to begin your journey is the OC&E Woods Line State Trail’s western terminus in Klamath Falls, the largest community along the route. From here, you’ll travel an 8-mile paved section that passes through residential neighborhoods and open countryside to Olene (be sure to close any gates through which you pass)."
--Various Authors, Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon (Wilderness Press).
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