Winchester Trail System
Length: 17 miles of trail
The trail system is located 12 mi. south of Coos Bay on Hwy. 101. At milepost 251, park on the right side (on the gravel) just prior to an uphill with a passing lane.
Winchester trails are used primarily by mountain bikers and motorcycles. The trails challenge even the best of riders. There are lots of ruts, roots, steep terrain, and other obstacles on the 17 miles of winding single track.
If you have not been to this trail system in a while you should be aware that the actual trail mileage is down to 17 miles from the original 30 miles. After Oregon Parks and Recreation Department terminated funding for the project, the trails are being maintained sporadically by volunteers and the signage is not maintained at all. The map is not up to date but is still quite useful in navigating the trail system.
This is an active commercial timber forest so trail closures can be posted at any time, which may impede your access. The gravel roads are intended for COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC only, except for short distances when traveling from one trail to another, please keep your speed down and eyes open. Don’t forget to check for summer fire season restrictions before embarking on your trail adventure. The land the trails are on is owned by Coos County and managed by their Forestry Department.