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Quartzville to Yellow Bottom Park

  • Length:
    54.2 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Challenging
  • Nearby Cities:
    Sweet Home, Cascadia
  • Region:
    Willamette Valley
  • Attributes:
    Extended Climbs, Lake Views, River Views

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Start west on Mountain Fir St/Mountain Fir Ct 128 feet (39 meters)
Turn right onto 49th Ave 0.1 miles (200 meters)
Turn right onto Main St 0.3 miles (432 meters)
Turn left onto 53rd Ave 479 feet (146 meters)
Turn right onto Nandina St 276 feet (84 meters)
Turn left on 54th Ave 0.1 miles (206 meters)
Head north on 54th Ave 174 feet (53 meters)
Quince St turns slightly right and becomes 56th Ave/Carnelian St 0.1 miles (231 meters)
56th Ave/Carnelian St turns left and becomes Poplar St 0.2 miles (296 meters)
Sharp left toward N River Dr 0.7 miles (1100 meters)
Turn right on N River Dr 2.6 miles (4221 meters)
Head east on N River Dr 0.5 miles (872 meters)
Continue onto Quartzville Dr 18.9 miles (30337 meters)
Continue northwest on Quartzville Dr 27.4 miles (44076 meters)
Turn right on US-20 W/Santiam Hwy 0.9 miles (1465 meters)
Continue southwest on US-20 W/Santiam Hwy 2.1 miles (3312 meters)
Turn left onto 49th Ave 0.1 miles (200 meters)

If you want to climb up into remoteness, this route is a great ride, winding its way up into gold-mining country.

  • Start at Wiley Creek Community Assisted Living facility (5050 Mountain Fir, Sweet Home)
  • Turn right on Main St. (Highway 20)
  • Turn left on 54th St.
  • Turn right on Quince St. (steep, short hill to Foster Dam)
  • Turn left on Foster Dam Road
  • Cross Foster Dam
  • Turn right on North River Road
  • Turn left on Quartzville Road
  • Go straight at Sunnyside Park
  • Go straight at Green Peter Dam (rest stop)
  • Go straight at Whitcomb Creek Park
  • Go straight at Dogwood Recreational Site (rest stop)
  • Yellow Bottom Park
  • Lunch at picnic area; restrooms
  • Turn left on Quartzville Road
  • Go straight at Green Peter Dam
  • Go straight at Sunnyside Park
  • Turn right on Highway 20
  • Turn left at Whiley Creek Community – end

Motorized Vehicle Traffic: Moderate to heavy on Highway 20; very light otherwise

Seasons: Spring to fall

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