Glendale - Powers Bicycle Recreation Area

  

Coquille Falls

The Oregon Coast is a cycling attraction that is gaining worldwide recognition for its stunning and diverse landscapes, and the areas just inland from that majestic Highway 101 are equally impressive! The Glendale-Powers route offers the opportunity to bicycle through the ancient forests on the west side of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, along the beautiful Coquille River! Escape into a world of pristine beauty as you pass through wildflower-filled meadows, ride along clean, clear waters, and enjoy the majesty of the towering trees. Every turn of the road reveals all manner of big and small wildlife, including elk, bobcat, quail, and trout. This area provides for such amazing road biking opportunities, there is even an family-friendly annual ride, the Tour de Fronds! The 74 miles of paved road winds through the stunning Coast Range, and some of the largest stands of old-growth Douglas-fir and Port Orford Cedar, and connects the historic towns of Glendale and Powers. Keep your eyes open for historic markers placed along the historic route to help guide your exploration.There are numerous stops along the way to take in the scenery and learn the history of the area, including:

  • Big Tree Observation Site - the world's largest Port Orford Cedar
  • Numerous awe-inspiring waterfalls, including the spectacular Coquille River Falls
  • Bobby Creek Research Natural Area
  • The historic Cedar House
  • Coos County Park in Powers
  • Mt. Bolivar, with an elevation of 4,375 feet offers a commanding view of the Wild Rogue Wilderness.

 

At a Glance

Closest Towns:
  •  Powers, OR
  • Glendale, OR
  • Coos Bay, OR
  • Roseburg, OR

General Information

Directions:

From I-5, exit in Roseburg, OR, at Exit 119. From Highway 101 in Coos Bay, OR, take Oregon Highway 42 to the Powers Exit, 3 miles east of Myrtle Point.  Proceed south 18 miles to Powers, OR. The route begins in Powers.


General Notes:

Completed your bike ride? Looking for other ways to enjoy the area? Other activities in the vicinity include:

  • Whale watching (seasonal)
  • Crabbing and fishing (seasonal)
  • Bird watching
  • Visiting cheese factories and museums
  • Hiking
  • Beachcombing
  • Kite flying

Accommodations are available at each end of the trip, including bed and breakfast establishments and motels. Powers County Park provides in-town campers with free showers, and a pond for fishing. The RRSNF offers multiple camping opportunities for those who wish to stay out of town:


Activities


Bicycling

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Road Cycling

 

  • 74 miles  and multiple options for routes wind through the Coast Range and some of the most majestic stands of old-growth Douglas-fir and Port Orford Cedar on earth.

General Info:

Directions

From I-5, exit in Roseburg, OR, at Exit 119. From Highway 101 in Coos Bay, OR, take Oregon Highway 42 to the Powers Exit, 3 miles east of Myrtle Point.  Proceed south 18 miles to Powers, OR. The route begins in Powers.




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