The Wet Edge - DS Route down the Coast Range

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Zuber, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Zuber

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    This route is in the area between I-5 and the Left coast.

    This is a project I've been working on for 10 years. So, I'll kick it off here to get help. Eventually, I hope this can be a route from BC Canada to Baja Mex.

    To get started, I made an easy route that links the best of roads, no matter if paved or gravel, two track to two lane. This main route should be easy for a large ADV bike, doing two-up touring. Currently, I have a rough route from the Cathlamet Ferry on the Columbia River to the Cook and Green Pass south of Applegate OR. I have an idea on a route all the way to Clear Lake, CA. It's broken up into six sections for Oregon.

    Later, local experts can add loops off this route that are more difficult two-track or even single track.

    I want this to be a 'mostly' year-round route. No private roads, no chance of gates closing. Gas, Food and Motel available every 150 miles or so.
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    The Main Route so far. Oregon Coast Range.

    ORCR1 - Cathlamet Ferry - Tillamook
    I need help with the start of this. I hope this can come down the Kilchis River into Tillamook.

    ORCR2 - Tillamook - Waldport
    Riding several Rat Dog's gets a good route for this. Lincoln City south is my home area. Three Capes, Mt Hebo, Elk City, Old Town Newport

    ORCR3 - Waldport - Deadwood
    Got this nailed. There are LOTS of options in this area.

    ORCR4 - Deadwood - Elkton
    Stagecoach Rd, Roman Nose Mt, Scottsburg.

    ORCR5 - Elkton - Myrtle Point
    Main roads through Umpqua and Coos Wagon rd.

    (edit - changed route to by-pass Galice. Used Sector's better route)
    ORCR6 - Myrtle Point - Selma
    Powers, Bear Camp Rd, Onion Mt.

    ORCR7 - Selma - Cook n Green pass
    Applegate and over the pass to Seiad Valley, CA

    Each route is posted below.
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  3. Zuber

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    Reserved for Washington Route
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  4. Zuber

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  7. DiggerD

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    Oregon Coastal Range Places to Camp.

    Trask
    Mary's Peak
    Elk City
    Loon Lake
    That old place near Harlin
    Slitiz River


    PM me and I will add your suggestions to this list to keep them in one place up front and EZ to find.
    Might even arrange them north to south.
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    Sector can likely fill in a lot of road connections on the south coast end.
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    NotAllWhoWanderRLost So Many Roads...

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    Thank you, Love the Oregon Coast Range! :thumb

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  12. stormdog

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    If you cross post in the West thread sub heading “ southern Humboldt rides” couple guys there could get you from Oregon to the Golden Gate.
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  13. Zuber

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    That area of Cali I've ridden more than the NW corner of Oregon. I've got a good idea on the main route to Clear Lake, CA.
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    Here's my first guess at ORCR1 - posted above - Cathlamet Ferry - Tillamook. I made this using Base Camp. I need someone familiar with the area to check this. Are there better roads nearby? Can this route get from the Nahalem River to the Kilchis River?
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    ORCR1 - Cathlamet Ferry - Tillamook
    Nahalem River Rd, Kilchis River Rd
    Updated 7-8-20, bypass a washout.

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    ORCR2 - Tillamook - Waldport
    Riding several Rat Dog's gets a good route for this. Lincoln City south is my home area. Three Capes, Mt Hebo, Elk City, Old Town Newport

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    ORCR3 - Waldport - Deadwood
    Got this nailed. There are LOTS of options in this area.

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    ORCR4 - Deadwood - Elkton
    Stagecoach Rd, Roman Nose Mt, Scottsburg.

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    ORCR5 - Elkton - Myrtle Point
    Main roads through Umpqua and Coos Wagon rd.

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  20. Zuber

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    ORCR6 - Myrtle Point - Selma (hwy 199) (updated, added Sector's route)
    Powers, Bear Camp Rd, Onion Mt.

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