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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 18 riders
 

Mountain Biking Blue Ridge Trail System

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#81 of 298 mountain bike trails in Oregon
#3475 in the world

About 12 miles of trails that were built by the Coos Regional Trail Association. The trails are shared use with hikers and motorized Class 3 vehicles. The location makes them ridable only during the summer and dry(er) months (June - October) unless you are lucky enough to get a streak of sun outside that small window. The network of trails are very well built with plenty of burms and run-offs that double as jumps. Bridges and grippy concrete slabs that help the keep the muckiest areas a bit drier. There are some very flowy sections, but watch out for ruts from motos, they can catch you off gaurd. There are several loops that can be created with this system and bailouts are available no more than every few miles. Get map at www.coostrails.com, or just go for more info about the trails system (Winchester too!)

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From Coos Bay – From the south end of Coos Bay, head 4 miles south on US 101 and turn left onto Coos-Sumner Ln. Continue on for 7.6 miles. Turn left onto Blue Ridge Rd. (BLM Rd. # 26-12-4.2). Continue on for 2.4 miles and turn right onto Rd. # 26-12-35.0. Go 0.1 mile and turn right onto Rd. # 26-12-35.1. Go 0.9 mile and turn left onto Rd. # 26-12-35.4. Continue on 0.3 mile to the parking area. (Taken From Coos Regional Trail Partnership) www.coostrails.com)
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Q: What Is The Elavation Of Blue Ridge In Coos County Or
A: Looks like the surrounding area varies from about 500 feet to 1500 feet above sea level.

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  • coloradogirl
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    Sign at parking area fallen down. Several downed trees we climbed over. Hard to locate trails from gravel road. Overgrown in areas. Beautiful area, nice trails if they were maintained.

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  • TheOneJoe
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    Blue Ridge trails is one of three great trail systems in Coos/Curry county and in my opinion is the best. The trails are located above Coos Bay, and consist of deep forest trails. I'd consider BR to have the most potential of these three trail systems as well. Getting to the trails is very easy. If you are traveling South, head towards Allegany at the Y intersection as you leave Coos Bay. In 2.4 miles, take a right on East Catching Slough Rd, follow that down 2.2 miles and make a left onto Stock Slough Lane. Stock Slough wanders up hill and eventually dead ends with Blue Ridge Rd on the right. You'll take Blue Ridge Rd (BLM 26-12-4.2) for 5.6 miles and then turn North onto BLM 26-12.35. Head east on BLM 26-13-35.1 past the fire pond, on the right is Danny Boy (one of the more difficult trails) but if you follow the road to the 4 way intersection and make a left onto BLM 26-12.35.4 you'll find the parking area. If you are traveling North, you can take Sumner Rd (the road is marked with a sign for the BR Trail) east and turn left in 7.5 miles onto BLM 26-12-35.1, just follow it to the four way intersection and take 26-12.35.4 left to the parking area.

    From the trailhead you have a few options, use the map at the parking area or bring along a copy of the photo I provided for better results. There are numerous trails that all vary in skill level, so it's a great place to take a group of different experienced riders. There really is something for everyone. Some trails are wide and more of the XC variant, and some have hairpins and steep and narrow downhill sections across ridgelines. I recommend Jigiiyat, Danny Boy and Hearts Content for starters, but you should be able to have fun on any trail you ride.

    The negative aspect to Blue Ridge is that for the past year or so there has been active logging. Some trails are marked closed, and some of the logging has caused debris to block some areas. Don't let that deter you though, use some common sense and you can have quite a bit of fun. Currently (August 10th, 2013) there are a group of us locals who have been clearing the debris and the overgrowth. This has made the majority of the northern trails rideable (see map). There are also dirt bikers who frequent the trails, so keep an eye open for erosion from them.

    All in all, if you are in the area it's worth the short drive through the mountains to give Blue Ridge a shot. You won't regret it!

    A short video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QiGC74OUbQ

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  • tumbleweed14
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    I just rode this this morning and had a blast. It is the middle of summer and hasn't rained in days, but the coastal mist is keeping it mighty damp. Plenty of ruts from motorized vehicles, and the spotty muddy sections kept my tires from being able to grip really well. I went to high school here over a decade ago and this wasn't built. I now think it is the best set of trails in the area that I know about. Wichester is great too, but a very different type of ride. more technical, less flowing. Sections of this trail can be fast, but watch the corners cuz they come up quick. The general wetness of the area keeps landing soft, just avoid trees. There is no one out there and the forest is incredibly quiet. If I lived here, I would get on these trails as much as possible. All in all, a great ride! The trails were built with care and were in great shape.

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