Euphoria Ridge Trails
Length: 10 miles of trails and roads
Surface: Dirt trails and gravel roads
Information courtesy of Coos Trails. Trail is appropriate for hiking, cycling, and equestrians. Highly rated mountain biking trail.
From Myrtle Point, head east on Hwy 42. In approximately 9 mi., turn left onto Big Creek Rd. If you come to the small town of Bridge, you went too far. Follow Big Creek about 3 mi. and turn right onto Jones Creek Rd. #29-11-23.0. Park on the road prior to crossing the bridge. Head up Jones Creek Road and stay right on #29-11-23.1 at your first intersection. Go .8 mi. uphill to another fork in the road. Stay right and continue uphill. Bear left at the next two forks and you will enter Coquille Indian Tribal land (may be signed as such). Once the road levels off, look for a dirt road (actually the trail) on your left with some tank traps dug into it. The ride from the beginning of Jones Cr. Rd. to the trail is approximately 2.5 mi. Congratulations, you made it up the climb and now have some fun technical singletrack ahead!
From Roseburg, travel on Hwy 42 west heading towards Coquille and Coos Bay. About 9 miles prior to Myrtle Point you will go through the small town of Bridge. Take your first right after Bridge onto Big Creek Rd. Follow directions above.
The dirt road that starts the route quickly turns into a trail just prior to entering a meadow. This meadow is very sensitive. Please stay on the trail at all times. After the meadow, the trail hits a skid road in a clear-cut; stay left at any intersections. In about ¼ mi., you have two options you can go straight continuing to a gravel road (the easier/less uphill route) or drop down a technical trail on your left (this trail can be hard to find and is in an older clear-cut than the one you just went through. Take a right and proceed to an intersection where you will go left and descend down the gravel road approximately .2 mi. Look for the trail on your right.
If you went left down the difficult route, take a right at the end it to climb to the remainder of the trail. The first trail you come to is the most technical section of the trail. If you take it you will drop down to the –23.3 rd. If you pass on this trail and continue to climb up the rd., look for the another trail on your left. If you hit any intersections, you went too far.
Once on the second section of trail (or third for those who took the alternate route), it will end on a road. Drop down the road, and look for the trail on your right side. This final section of trail splits in about .1 mi. The left route goes to the upper end of the -23.3 road. The right route is a fun old growth descent to Axe Cr. Rd. Take a left on Axe. Cr. Rd. which will shortly hit Big Creek Rd. Take another left returning to Jones Creek Rd (on your left after a couple of miles).
For more information, trail conditions and maps contact: Coos Bay District BLM at (541)756-0100 or visit their web site at www.or.blm.gov/coosbay/