Gopher Loops

Gopher Loops

These loop routes are few miles to the west of Big Elk Campground on Hilltop Road (NF-31) and feature Gopher Ridge Road and Gopher Creek Road. The former is a gated and decommissioned logging road that is slowly devolving into a single track trail. The latter is an exceptionally scenic gravel road. Three loops are possible: Two smaller ones (using either Gopher Ridge Road or Gopher Creek Road) or one big loop using both roads. These routes are described below.

Gopher Creek Loop

Gopher Ridge Road Loop

Double Gopher Loop


Camping is available at Big Elk Campground (location map) and dispersed camping in the Siuslaw National Forest.