BLM-10 Shorter Route
RWGPS Route (courtesy of Mid-Valley Bicycle Club)
Description: This is an "out-and-back" route that is about 12 miles one-way and 24 miles round-trip. It skirts the southern flank of Old Blue Mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. It then follows the North Fork of the Alsea River to Klickitat Lake before returning. The starting location is at a logging landing about 2.7 miles west of Hwy 34. This is to avoid the 700' of climbing that occurs in that relatively short distance.
Distance & elevation gain: 24 miles. 1900’ of climbing.
Percent unpaved: 100%
Starting point / parking: The starting point is at a logging landing about 2.7 miles west of Hwy 34 (location: 44.444921, -123.552509). From the intersection of Hwy 34 and BLM-10, drive west for ~2.5 miles and turn south and park at the logging landing where there is fantastic view to the south. Distance and drive time from downtown Corvallis: 19 miles; 32 minutes.
Elevation profile: See below.