Woods Line Trail


The Woods Line trail is part of a "Rails to Trails" trail system. This system consists of two old logging railroads, the Woods Line and the Oregon, California and Eastern Railroad (OC&E) that have been converted into trail. The OC&E Trail begins in Klamath Falls and travel north and east to end in Bly, OR. The Wood Lines spur trail splits off the main OC&E route and heads north in Beatty, OR, which is 13 miles west of Bly, OR. 

The Woods Line spur is a rough section that passes from open farmland to thick woods, then crisscrosses over Five Mile Creek at mile 10. The spectacular Merritt Creek Trestle awaits at mile 27, stretching 400 feet long and 50 feet high. The Woods Line breaks at the expanse of grasslands known as Sycan Marsh, then continues north of the marsh for seven miles. Sycan Marsh Preserve is a 30,000-acre wetland in the headwaters of the Klamath Basin. the area is home to thousands of birds, aquatic animals and threatened fish. Bring your binoculars
and be prepared to explore on foot; bikes are not allowed in the marsh. 

This trail is great for family mountain bike outings. Groups can ride mile after mile through the forest on a wide tread with no grades over 4%. 

OC&E and Woods Line Trail Map and Broshure (.pdf)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Bly Ranger District)
Open Season: Year round - weather dependant
Usage: Medium
  • Bicyclists and pedestrians: yield to horses.
  • Equestrians: please travel single file and use the wood chip trail where available.
  • Walking with dogs: A 6-foot leash is required. Please remove pet waste from the trail.
  • Respect private property adjacent to the trail. You are traveling on a right-of-way.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
  • Pack it in, pack it out.
  • Discharge of firearms is prohibited.
  • Camping is not allowed along the trail, except where designated.
Closest Towns: Bly, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Bly Ranger District

General Information


Horseglade Trailhead is located 40 minutes northwest of Bly, OR. (It accesses the Woods Line Spur Trail north of Beatty, OR.) From Bly, OR take Oregon Highway 140 west toward Klamath Falls, Oregon and turn right onto Ivory Pine Road. Continue north on Ivory Pine Road. Turn left on Forest Service Road 27 to the trailhead.

Sycan Siding Trailhead (state) - You may also access Woods Line Trail via the OC & E Trail where it splits off east of Beatty, OR on it's way to Bly, OR. 

Five Mile Creek:



Sycan Marsh, north of Horseglades Trailhead:

Sycan Marsh, north of Horseglades Trailhead.



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  Area/Length : 
19.7 miles

  Elevation : 
4580' - 5200'