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Cummins Creek Trail #1382

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (5)

A great trail in the coastal forest right off Hwy 101.


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4.2

Miles

6.7

KM

83%

Runnable

1,522' 464 m

High

116' 35 m

Low

1,468' 448 m

Up

161' 49 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

With the trailhead just a quarter mile off Hwy 101, there's no reason not to enjoy this trail if you're traveling down the Oregon coast. One could run up and back the lower two-thirds, which is easy; up and back the whole trail which is a bit more taxing; or combine with the Cummins Creek Loop Trail for a more satisfying loop. With any option, it's a fantastic short run with minimal time commitment. Expect to see mountain bikers along this multi-use trail.

The trail is smooth and wide for the first 1.3 miles as it ascends gradually to a junction where the Cummins Creek Loop Trail comes in on the left. Keeping to the right, the trail continues on a similar grade along the old road bed, but becomes much narrower for another mile and a half.

At this point, 2.8 miles and 675' above the trailhead, the trail abruptly begins climbing at a much steeper and rougher grade, gaining 500' in the next half mile, before reaching the upper junction with the Cummins Creek Loop trail.

The Cummins Creek Trail continues uphill, passing a short spur on the right leading to a viewpoint, before descending slightly to the Cummins Peak Road.

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Shared By:

Peter Carse with improvements by Bruce Hope

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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Smooth cruising on lower Cummins Creek Trail
Dec 7, 2017 near Waldport, OR

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