12.0 miles
Distance
1,180 ft
Climb
-1,196 ft
Descent
538 ft
High Point

Overview
Scenic beaches. Quaint towns. Jutting headlands where grand forests reach down to the ocean. The Oregon Coast is rightly famous for many things but that list always lacked mountain biking. No longer, as the freshly minted Whiskey Run Trail System is custom built for your riding pleasure, weaving through the unique coastal landscape just minutes from the Pacific Ocean.

Route Details
Easily accessible from Highway 101 and near to the towns of Coos Bay and Coquille, the Whiskey Run trails provide a variety of loops that allow you to peel off a quick ride between surf sessions or spend hours exploring all the trails so you can hit your favorite descents twice.

A “sampler plate” of the system has you parking at the lower trailhead off Whiskey Run Road and climbing up Dirty Dishes and Hollerback to catch the upper loop of Sour Mash and White Lightening. Continue descending down the bermy, swooping flow of Bootlegger, Captain Blacklock, and Sir Lance-a-lot. A forest road climb efficiently takes you back to the top, where you’ll drop into Hollerback, Well Shot, and Dirty Dishes for a grin-inducing rally through the thick, dark forest. Once you’re back at the lower trailhead, finish the ride with a tour of the berm- and jump-filled trails across the road, pulling off as many quick loops as your forearms and sprint muscles can handle.

Traveling with your mini-shredders? Whiskey Run is nicely set up for a quick, kid-friendly shuttle. With access off Beaver Hill Road at the top of the system, it’s a fun roll down the green-rated Hollerback and Dirty Dishes to the lower trailhead, where everyone can pile back into the vehicle and head up for another lap.

Be sure to check the map when you arrive as new trails are already being planned, with the ultimate goal of creating a 30-mile network of bike-optimized singletrack.

Riding Season
While the area rarely sees snow, it gets its share of rain in the winter and spring. Late spring through early fall are the best seasons but a couple days of dry weather, even in January or February, make for prime conditions.

Local Trail Association
Wild Rivers Coast Mountain Bicycling Association (wrcmba.com)
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Whiskey Run sampler loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    81 ft
  • Altitude start
    196 ft
  • Altitude end
    180 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -28.1%
  • Grade min
    31.7%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Hey Bub July 2020
Hey Bub July 2020
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Jun 6, 2019
Through overwhelming community support, local political advocacy and the cooperation of a once-reluctant land manager, the Whiskey Run Trail...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Hot Lap
Jun 12, 2021 @ 10:07am
Jun 12, 2021
White Lightning
Jun 7, 2021 @ 9:48pm
Jun 7, 2021
Cut brush and grass on upper section.
Hollerback Trail
Jun 2, 2021 @ 7:06pm
Jun 2, 2021
Removed log from trail. Blew off limbs and needles from wellshot to the gravel road crossing.
Dirty Dishes
May 31, 2021 @ 5:46pm
May 31, 2021
All excellent trails! Very clean, great traction, no dust. Cool temp but warm enough for shorts and light jacket. Trail markers could be clearer at some of the trail intersections... we just rode on a made it part of the adventure
Stay Tuned
May 31, 2021 @ 5:46pm
May 31, 2021
All excellent trails! Very clean, great traction, no dust. Cool temp but warm enough for shorts and light jacket. Trail markers could be clearer at some of the trail intersections... we just rode on a made it part of the adventure
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