Fans of Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails have reason to celebrate this season! The trail system now features 25 miles of mountain bike single track, one-way and two-way downhill options, plus expanded parking areas and new public restrooms.
Those looking for a new Oregon Coast bike destination are in for a treat.
Riders wind their way through a working Coos County forest. From shady trails beneath towering stands of mature trees, the path takes a turn into dappled sunlight amid thinner, newer growth. On the westward horizon, the Pacific Ocean. The first single-track mountain bike trail system on the Southern Oregon Coast is open year-round, roughly eight miles north of Bandon.
Trails are pedestrian-friendly, designed and marked for a variety of rider experience levels. Mountain and fat tire bikes are recommended. Electronic pedal assist bikes are welcome, but no motorized or throttle bikes.
Gravel parking areas are located off Whiskey Run Road and West Beaver Hill Road. Restrooms are located at the main Whiskey Run Road parking lot. To get to the main parking area, take Seven Devils Road west, off U.S. Highway 101, 4.2 miles north of Bandon. Follow on Seven Devils Road 2.8 miles, turn left onto Whiskey Run Lane, then continue onto Whiskey Run Road. Google Maps
Find trail maps and elevations at MTB Project
Get a preview of the trails in this video produced by Sight Unseen:
Development and maintenance of the Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails represent a robust partnership between the Coos County Forestry Department with local volunteers and grantors. Since 2017, the trail system has grown from 10 to 25 trail miles. The next phase of development will round out the system to a full 30 miles of groomed single-track trails.
Contributing individuals and organizations include Jon Paul Bowles, Business Oregon, Coos County Board of Commissioners, Lance Morgan with Coos County Forestry Department, Coos County Parks Department, Dave Lacey with Oregon Coast Visitors Association, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Eddie Kessler with Ptarmigan Trails, Southern Oregon Workforce Investment Board, Regional Solutions, Travel Oregon, Travel Southern Oregon Coast, Jim Seeley and Marie Simonds with Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, and Wild Rivers Coast Mountain Biking Association.
Read more: Ride through the forest at Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails
Featured image by Colton Jacobs courtesy of Oregon Coast Visitors Association. Article by Geneva Miller.