WRCMBA is working hard to bring quality mountain cycling to the Southern Oregon Coast. A small group of riders have been getting after it for years so we have a long list of areas that need cataloged.
All trails listed here will be on legally accessible public land. We will be listing trails and routes using the MTB Project so make sure to download the app. We will eventually add the data to Trailforks.
You will not see any tracks in the MTB Project yet but we are working on it. In the meantime here are some descriptions of some of the areas we are exploring.
- Get out your fat tire bikes and hit the beaches. There's great riding from Bandon South Jetty at LOW TIDE.
- You can also access Battle Rock Wayside in Port Orford and ride ~4 miles south to the point/connection with 101 for a short ride.
- Riding South of Cape Sebastian in Gold Beach is always fun too.
- Stop into a local bike shop for more riding ideas. Be sure to check the tide charts and moon calendars and always ride at Low Tide for safety so you don't get stranded at a tight point.
Cape Blanco State Park, Oregon
- Located at the end of Cape Blanco Road just north of Port Orford, OR. You can access the trails from the south end of the camp ground as well as on the North side of the road. There are actually miles of trails here and we are working with Oregon State Parks to maintain/brush them for bicycle use.
- More info and amenities here
Blacklock Point/ Floras Lake Trail, Oregon
- Trailhead is accessed from Floras Lake Road or Airport Road just south of Langlois, OR
- This is an easy trail for beginners. There are about 8-13 miles of open trail depending on how you loop it. Beautiful coastal views/overlooks, some sand, coastal pines, wider trails. The East trails can be accessed across the airport runway.
- Basic Blacklock info here
- Little bit more info here
New River Nature Center, Oregon
- There are a few trails located at the New River Nature Center.
- Seasonal closures to hikers and bikers happens during end of summer for "Snowy Plover"
US Forest Service Trails
- Lower Rogue River Trail, Oregon
- Snow Camp-Windy Valley, Oregon
- Fritchse Cabin Trail, Oregon
- Illinois River Trail/ Hobson Horn Trail, Oregon
- Pine Grove Trail, Oregon (Lower half of trail is currently closed to all use)
Little Bald Hills, California
- Little Bald Hills trail is located in the Redwood State Park and is a great shuttle/downhill ride.
- Its the only trail open to bikers in the Jed Smith area.
- Inquire for more details at Back Country Bicycles in Crescent City. There's a little info here.
Rellim Trail, California
Want to learn more? Join the Wild Rivers Coast MTB Association so you can get all the beta and details for our local rides. Find us on Facebook to join our Closed Group, make some friends, and we will show you the goods.
Tool Cache and Trailer!!!
The Club was successful in its request for funding from the Federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for trail tools and a trailer for storage and transport to our projects. The total project cost is $13,136 with $3010 of that total being donated by the club and local businesses through discounted equipment purchases.
We are in the process of fulfilling the grant by purchasing the equipment. We will for sure have a celebratory Trail Day showcasing our new trailer and tools within!! Stay tuned for the official Trail Maintenance Schedule to be posted.
Lower Rogue River Trail - Restoration Project
Over the past year the club has been engaged with the US Forest Service on improving opportunities for mountain biking. This led the Forest Service to pursue funding through the Federal Recreational Trails Program for the heavy restoration efforts needed to bring the Lower Rogue River Trail back into shape for travel by multiple user groups. The competitive process was successful in bringing $143,000 to the rehab effort. WRCMBA has committed to assisting with the project by volunteering our trail crew services during the project.
Since this is a Forest Service project they will be formally announcing the grant details and work schedule shortly. We will post more details when they become available.
We are currently loading details of this ride into the MTB Project so check back here for more details. This route will most likely be rated as an intermediate/advanced ride as there is quite a bit of exposure and stiff climbing.