Luckiamute - Sauerkraut Loop
About the Luckiamute Loop
This route begins near Adair Village, cuts through EE Wilson Wildlife Area, and heads north to Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area. It skirts by Buena Vista and goes to Sarah Helmick State Park before looping back via Sauerkraut Road. The route is 41 miles, with 1800' of climbing, and is 45% unpaved.
Starting location: Adair Village - Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife lot (see location)
Distance & drive time (from downtown Corvallis): 8.1 miles; 14 minutes (see route)
RWGPS route map [41 miles; +1800'; 45% unpaved]
Alternative starting locations: This route could begin at Buena Vista Park, Sarah Helmick State Park, or Luckiamute Landing.
Places on the route
Mile 0: Adair Village,
Mile 1.4: EE Wilson Wildlife Area
Mile 6.6: Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area - Southern Unit.
You can optionally ride a short trail to a pond.
Mile 7.5: Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area - Northern Unit.
Two miles of gravel roads and trails lead to the banks of the Willamette River.
Mile 12.7: Baker Tract of EE Wilson Wildlife Area
You can optionally explore a dirt road for one mile out-and-back.
Mile 15.5: Buena Vista Park
Mile 16.5: Buena Vista Bike Hub Sasquatch
Mile 18.7: Great views from the top of Oak Hill Road, including a spectacular view of Seekseekqua (aka Mt. Jefferson) on a clear day.
Mile 20.1: Great views from the top of the hill on Haley Road, including a nice view of Bald Mountain to the west.
Mile 23.8: Sarah Helmick State Park
Mile 28.6: Great views from the top of the hill on Sauerkraut Road
Similar or related routes
Luckiamute Loop [32 miles; +1230'; 40% unpaved]
Sauerkraut (from Adair Village) [28 miles; +1000'; 45% unpaved]