Bryce Creek - Trail, Cottage Grove, Oregon

Bryce Creek - Trail, Cottage Grove, Oregon

DESCRIPTION

Sweet singletrack on meandering creekside trail. Lots of rocks. Some exposure. Moderately technical. This is an out and back, unless you decide to take the paved road all the way back (downhill and fun).

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 22, 2009]
Chris Widdop
Cross Country Rider

Ok, wait a minute, if you ride from the legit trailhead, it's 12 miles round trip. Furthermore, it's quite rocky and has some very technical sections. So, after riding in 5 miles, one encounters a fork in the trail that says "Upper falls 1.0". This is an extremely steep (read: granny 1 or 2) section.

That said, Bryce is incredibly beautiful, and if you go in the summer the swimming post-ride is not to be missed.

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4
VALUE
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4
[Jan 22, 2008]
tdogbiker
Weekend Warrior

This trail is short but sweet. You'll want to do it out and back to get a good workout. There are a few spots of exposure and some nice views down the hillside towards the creek far below. The climbs are not too bad and there is just enough roots and rocks to make it a bit challenging. The area is beautiful and lush. There is a really nice area of rock ledges along the creek that would be a great picnic spot. It's a little bit of a drive from Corvallis for such a short trail, but I think it was worth it and I'll be back next summer.

Customer Service

We had a hard time finding the trailhead, but it's next to a bridge and across from a construction equipment site. The Mountain Biking Oregon book has directions that are a bit off, but we managed to find it using them.

Similar Products Used:

McKenzie River Trail

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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
[Aug 15, 2003]
Scottie Rox
Weekend Warrior

Short fun ride beautiful view not very technical

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3
VALUE
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3
[Jul 19, 2003]
mjg7752003
Weekend Warrior

This trail is is located in a beautiful area. There is nothing hard about this trail. In fact im a beginer and i was never scared. There are enough rocks and roots to make the trail fun...but very few places a person of adverage ability should have to get off and walk. I would however advise riders to control their speed on this trail as a trip over one of the cliffs might just be a life changing/ending experience. Bryce Creek is very scenic and a must ride. If your feeling strong and in need of a good workout try the waterfall trail. Im new to riding and in adverage physical condition. I would like to find some like people in the Sprinfield/Eugene area to ride with. So email me.

Customer Service

From the parking lot up the trail to the waterfall loop and back down. If time is a concern take the road down.

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try the Waterfall Trail for a good workout

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4
VALUE
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2
[Jun 10, 2000]
stevenr.

This trail is a rollercoaster ride that follows Brice Creek. There are water crossings, switchbacks, lots of short, steep climbs, mud, rocks, and the almost constant wrath-of-God drops on the downhill side. If fear of heights is your hang-up, don't go. This is a good trail, but not a beginner-friendly trail. Don't ride this trail alone, this trail has the ability to punish your mistakes with ambulance rides.
There are also wonderful swimming holes along the way and even a log ride (a la Northshore style) if you're crazy enough to try it. I wasn't, and it didn't look like anyone else has been, either. Wannabe first?
Also, if you go in early spring, the trail may be washed. Be careful! Blasting blind corners is always a bad idea, but even worse in Oregon where heavy rains can mean Wily Coyote-style scenes of suddenly disappearing trails due to heavy fall/winter/spring rains. Best to ride June-October when there's more chance the trail's been dry for a while and some maintenance done.

Customer Service

Exit I5 at the first Cottage Grove exit if you are southbound, the second if you are northbound. Don't head into town, turn back under the freeway. Follow this road out into the sticks, it's called Row River Road. Helpful hint--it's pronounced like "ouch", as is "PAIN!". Pronounced otherwise in front of locals is cause for great embarrassment. So! You'll come to a lake, and the road splits. It doesn't matter which side of the lake you travel, as Row River and Government come back together. Just keep drivin' until you get up into the Nat'l Forest and there aren't any more lines on the road. Eventually you will find the lower trailhead on your left just before a small bridge. There is also trail access and campgrounds about halfway up the trail on your left, and an upper trailhead access, but not much in the way of parking, if I remember correctly. I always park and ride the trail both ways, but for the first trip you might consider riding the road up and the trail down if time or physical condition are a factor.

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Crawfish, if you just can't get enough of thigh-burning climbs or want to justify those gazillion dollar disc brakes to your wife/girlfriend/stock broker. It's straight up, I swear. There is road access, though, if you'd rather ride the road up and the trail down. That's my personal suggestion. Then, drop seat, fasten belt, tweek your brake adjusters and GO! Watch out for the switchbacks, though, they'll sneak up on you.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 17, 2000]
Octavio

This trail is a great ride for int. to advanved riders. The physical and technical demands are more in the intermediate range but the consequences of error are frightening as 40-50 foot ridgeline drops are common. I watched a friend endo and pop his bike off a 40' cliff a couple weeks ago on this trail. Fortunately the bike landed in a pool at the bottom of a waterfall and no significant damage was done other than the emotional trauma of almost going off the cliff with the bike. This trail is one of the more beutifull rides that I've seen in Oregon and is a must for any serious rider in the area. Just make sure everyone in your group can ride solidly and don't bring a beginner. All fright factor aside, this trail is fantastic. There is nothing like sitting behind the waterfall on the trail at the top of the circle spur and enjoying the best of what Oregon has to offer.

Customer Service

A few options. If you are short on time you can ride the road up to the upper trail head and take the trail down. I think taking the trail up and back is ideal. There is also a circle spur at the upper end that will lead you to a killer waterfall if you want a good leg burn.

Similar Products Used:

Crawfish for you hardcore downhillers.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 11, 2001]
gonegator

I've been loving this trail for almost ten years now. It's my favorite winter ride. When its wet, the difficulty of some of the crux sections is extreme and the ride to the waterfall is about as difficult of a short climb as you'll find in Oregon. Try not to rut the trail when its wet.

This trail has had a lot of 'improvements' made to it over the last few years, a lot of the water crossings have been bridged and some of the trail has been graveled near the lowest campground.

Generally an easy to intermediate trail but if you ride in the wet season and do the waterfall, its pretty difficult.

Customer Service

up and back, add the waterfall trail to make it a full on workout

Similar Products Used:

Crawfish, Adams Mountain, Noonday Wagon Road

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 30, 2002]
Tim

Typical for much of the Eugene area singletrack. Trail cut into the side of a cliff where any tire will do and 28" bars are a liability. The water is cold as hell so if you want to skinny dip with the new girly then forget about impressing her.

Customer Service

Up and back, or back and up. Can't get lost on this one.

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Lots of good epic stuff in the area, so this trail makes for a great warm-up.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 11, 2002]
kyle k

take the time go to crawfish

Customer Service

i recommend you drive the the extra 18 miles and go to crawfish.bryce creek is just not that fun of a trail it's to bumpy theres rocks every were and there rearly any downhilli iwould recamend this trail for somebody who is looking for a work out in stead of a realy fun ride.

Similar Products Used:

crawfish

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2
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 03, 2002]
jeremy

Pretty and perilous. Like previous reviewers have said, this is not for the faint of heart. Technically, it's not bad and aerobically it's a downright cakewalk -- until you come around a corner and stare down a 50-foot drop that looks pretty unsurvivable. There's even a spot where a guardrail has been constructed and subsequently plowed into. Just be ready to unclip and walk in a few places, including some downhill. Fun and beautiful -- but water's a little cold. Go when it's hot and make it a beach date as well.

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4
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