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OC&E Woods State Line Trail

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OC&E Woods Line State Trail

LENGTH:

100 miles

SURFACE:

paved, unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Klamath Falls, Atalmont, Pine Grove, Olene, Sprague River, Beatty, Bly

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, Oregon countryside, rural communities, farmland, Lake Ewauna, local schools

NEARBY TRAILS:

Canal Path
Link River Trail
Carter Lake Parkway

The OC&E Woods Line State Trail is a 100-mile long mostly unpaved trail that travels through Southern Oregon. The trail follows the abandoned route of the Oregon California and Eastern Railroad and travels through rugged countryside and past several rural communities.

The main route of the trail is 64-miles long and stretches to the east of Klamath Falls. There is a 46.3-mile long branch of the trail heads to the north near the community of Beatty. This branch heads up into Fremont National Forest.

Some highlights along the trail are:

Olene Gap: a naturally formed narrow opening in the mountains near Olene.

The Switchbacks: This is a portion of the trail that takes tight switchbacks to climb Bly Mountain to the southwest of the community of Sprague River.

Merritt Creek Trestle: The historic railroad bridge is 400 feet long and is 50 feet above the creek bed.

Sycan Marsh Preserve: This is a 3000 acre wetland at the headwaters of the Klamath River Basin near Beatty.. This area is rich with wildlife and birds. Note that bicycles are not allowed within the preserve.

Conditions

The OC&E Woods Line State Trail is paved within Klamath Falls, but the remainder is mostly unpaved and has a natural surface. The trail is not suitable for all types of bicycles. The trail is open for bike riding and hiking. Much of the trail is very remote and trail users should come prepared and carry plenty of water and supplies.

The paved portion is 7.5-miles long and ends at the Klamath Falls-Lakeview Highway to the east of Klamath Falls.

Communities

The OC&E Woods Line State Trail goes past the following communities: Klamath Falls, Atalmont, Pine Grove, Olene, Sprague River, Beatty and Bly.

Points of Interest

The OC&E Woods Line State Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Lake Ewauna
Kiger Stadium
Mazama High School
Klamath Community College
Stevenson Park
Olene Gap
The Switchbacks
Merritt Creek Trestle
Sycan Marsh Preserve
Bridge over the Sprague River
Fremont National Forest
Nearby Trails

The OC&E Woods Line State Trail intersect the trail along the canal in Klamath Falls. Other nearby trails in Klamath Falls are the Link River Trail and the Carter Lake Parkway.

End Points

The west end of the OC&E Woods Line State Trail is located at a point to the west of Washburn Way and south of S. 6th Street in Klamath Falls.

The east end of the OC&E Woods Line State Trail to the south of Route 140 and to the east of the small community of Bly.

The 46.3-mile long branch that heads to the north ends near Road NE 288 deep in the Fremont National Forest, a point not far from Thompson Reservoir.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the OC&E Woods Line State Trail in Southern Oregon.