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This trail is not worth your time to go. Parking is limited. Grades are very steep. Grass growing up through cracks. Tree roots lifting trail. Very narrow. Nothing nice about this trail at all
The TrailBear has been meaning to ride this trail for years. He surveyed trails in Roseburg for RTC some seasons back, but never this one. So... this time on the fall migration we stopped and TB headed off on his trike.
Nice trail: wide, good blacktop. Scenic views of the river going up the hill. Scenic views of the freeway can be had both going and coming. Face it. It's a commuter trail. Riding along a freeway is said to have it's joys - but limited ones.
The trail head for this one is the parking area at the fairgrounds, close to the museum. Restrooms and water are in the RR building across from the campground there (Yes, on trail camping with hookups.).
Head south and you have the river on the left and the freeway on the right. Then you get to climb Mistletoe Hill. This worked better on the trike - you don't fall over at low speed and you can pause to Admire the Scenery as needed.
Mistletoe Lane is the top of the grade and about the half way. From here the trail heads down the back of the hill and dives under the freeway bridge in the distance.
It has it's own bridge below the freeway and comes to an end on the far bank at the end of Cairns Road at 43.167383° x -123.368066°. This puts you in a delightful industrial area in a little community called Green.
Now you can turn around and climb Mistletoe Hill. TB was doing 23.8 mph coasting down. Enjoy.
Pausing to Admire the Scenery
This trail also continues South from Douglas Fair grounds between I-5 and the Umpqua River, on very good surface, to end after crossing the River on a suspended Bridge under South bound I-5. Noel Keller Jul 7,2014
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