Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge is one of three National Wildlife Refuges in the Willamette Valley (the other two being Finley and Ankeny). It lies about 30 miles north of Corvallis. This route begins near the refuge and explores the gravel roads of northern Polk County. There are several wineries in the area. A recommended stop is at Namaste Vineyards for the spectacular views, and perhaps a glass of wine, at mile 27.
Baskett Slough Route
GN203 - Baskett Slough v1 (courtesy of Mid-Valley Bicycle Club)
35 miles; +1425'; 74% unpaved
Map to starting location: ODOT Park & Ride
More information about the Baskett Slough NWR
Motor vehicles and bicycles are permitted only on the roads open to public vehicle access. Bicycling is prohibited on all trails. The HWY 22 kiosk and Rich Guadagno Memorial Trail are open year-round, but all other trails are closed from October 1 through March 31 to provide sanctuary for wintering dusky Canada geese and other waterfowl.
Wineries in the area
On the route
Andante Vineyard: 3855 Morris Road Dallas, Oregon 97338
Namaste Vineyards: 5600 Van Well Rd, Dallas, OR 97338
Van Duzer Winery: 11975 Smithfield Rd, Dallas, OR 97338
Near the route
Chateau Bianca / Wetzel Estate: 17485 Highway 22 Dallas, Oregon 97338