January 18, 2012
I've never heard of this ride being called by this name. The trailhead described in the directions is one of the very best in this area. It accesses several great singletrack trails as well as miles of old logging roads. The rides here vary in difficulty from aerobically and technically moderate out-and-backs of 5 miles or so, to gruelling and utterly thrilling loops of 25+ miles. The South Willamette Trail winds about 5 miles along the Willamette River through evergreen forest. It is moderate both technically and aerobically, but very fun with lots of smooth, fast downhill sections as well as plenty of twisty, short climbs. It has several creek crossings--some with bridges, some without. The forest service requests that riders avoid this and the adjacent trails while they are wet as they are easily degraded. One can call the Forest Service for updates. Goodman Creek Trailhead is also accessed from the parking lot on Hwy. 58. This trail is a little more advanced and gains more altitude. It's upper terminus allows access to more trails of greater difficulty which make for some great, challenging all-day rides. Take a map and compass.* Review edited 1/23/2012
All from Oakridge & Westfir.