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McMinnville-Nestucca River Loop

  • Length:
    69.4 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Challenging
  • Best Season(s):
    Summer, Fall, Spring
  • Nearby Cities:
    McMinnville, Sheridan, Willamina, Amity
  • Region:
    Willamette Valley
  • Attributes:
    Extended Climbs, Lake Views

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Directions

These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.

Start north on NW Westside Rd 4.4 miles (7138 meters)
Turn left onto NW Meadow Lake Rd 3.2 miles (5200 meters)
Slight left onto NW Panther Creek Rd 4.7 miles (7542 meters)
Continue onto NW Meadow Lake Rd 0.6 miles (982 meters)
Turn left on Nestucca River Rd 1.9 miles (3047 meters)
Head west on Nestucca River Rd 0.6 miles (934 meters)
Continue straight onto NW Nestucca Access Rd 3 miles (4890 meters)
NW Nestucca Access Rd turns slightly right and becomes NW Nestucca Rd 3 miles (4836 meters)
Continue onto Upper Nestucca River Rd 10.6 miles (17061 meters)
Upper Nestucca River Rd turns slightly right and becomes Nestucca River Rd 1.5 miles (2487 meters)
Continue southeast on Bible Creek Rd/Bible Creek Access Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 112 3 miles (4869 meters)
Continue onto SW Bible Creek Rd/SW Bible Creek Access Rd 1.2 miles (1962 meters)
Turn left to stay on SW Gilbert Creek Rd 4.3 miles (6874 meters)
Turn left onto SW Coast Creek Rd 1.3 miles (2051 meters)
Continue straight onto SW Willamina Creek Rd 6 miles (9679 meters)
Continue onto NE Main St 0.6 miles (1011 meters)
Head northeast on OR-18 BUS E/W Valley Hwy 4.4 miles (7098 meters)
Turn right onto S Bridge St 459 feet (140 meters)
Turn left onto SE Harney St 0.1 miles (175 meters)
Turn right onto SE Schley St 262 feet (80 meters)
Turn left onto SE Sheridan Rd 0.7 miles (1116 meters)
Turn left on OR-18 E/Salmon River Hwy 0.2 miles (347 meters)
Head east on OR-18 E/Salmon River Hwy 10.1 miles (16301 meters)
Keep right at the fork 400 feet (122 meters)
Take the exit on the left toward OR-99W/McMinnville 0.3 miles (492 meters)
Continue straight onto SW Baker St (signs for Oregon 99W N/Linfield College/City Center) 1.1 miles (1694 meters)
Slight right onto SE Baker St 1.9 miles (2989 meters)

This ride, which starts and ends at Tice Park on Westside Road in McMinnville, can be ridden in either direction, depending on when you want your hard work – first half or second half.

As mapped here, it shoots up to Carlton before turning west to follow Nestucca River Road through the Coast Range. Turn off on Bible Creek Road and follow Bible Creek, Gilbert Creek, Coast Creek and Willamina Creek roads in to Willamina. From there it’s basically flat all the way back to the start, through Sheridan.

 

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