Tum Tum-Vonsild Double Lollipop

About the Tum Tum-Vonsild Double Lollipop

This route begins in Wren, heads west on Harris Road, and completes a lollipop loop through Starker Forests Tum Tum and Vonsild tree farms. The route is 21 miles, with 1470' of climbing, and is 87% unpaved.

Essential information

Starting location: Wren ODOT Park and Ride Lot - Located at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Kings Valley Hwy (see location)

Distance & drive time from downtown Corvallis: 11 miles; 17 minutes (see route)

RWGPS route map: 21 miles; +1470'; 87% unpaved

Permit needed: Starker Forests recreation permit (for Tum Tum Tree Farm and Vonsild Tree Farm) (free)

Seasonal considerations: In winter, mile 15.5 to 16.5 (along the river) is often muddy. In the summer, there has been a thick patch of blackberries on about a 25' section of the route east of the single track trail at mile 17.3. The Mudslinger XC Mountain Bike Race is held here annually in April (in 2023, the date is 4/1).

Places on the route

Harris Bridge Vineyards

Harris Covered Bridge (built in 1929) (see location)

"Feuerstein's Castle": A unique private home on Harris Road, near Blodgett (see location)

Related or similar routes

Beginning in Wren

Beginning in Blodgett

  • Tum Tum Tree Farm

    • v1: 22.4 miles; +2142'; 94% unpaved

    • v2: 19.4 miles; +2019'; 93% unpaved