Tum Tum-Vonsild Lollipop

About the Tum Tum-Vonsild 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 13 miles, with 800' of climbing, and is 79% 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: 13 miles, +800'; 79% unpaved

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

Seasonal considerations: In winter, mile 7.3 to 8.1 (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. The Mudslinger XC Mountain Bike Race is held here annually in April (in 2023, the date is 4/1).

Description: This route begins at the ODOT Park and Ride Lot in Wren and passes by Harris Bridge Vineyards at mile 2.4. At mile 6, shortly after after crossing the Marys River at the Alder Bridge, it loops back through Starker Forests' Tum Tum and Vonsild Tree Farms to Harris Bridge. At Mile 9, there is a 0.1 mile "hike-a-bike" section connecting the two tree farms.

Options: If you continue on Harris Road for one mile after mile 6, you reach "Feuerstein's Castle" (a unique private home). Visiting this landmark adds 2 miles to this route.

Places on the route

Harris Bridge Vineyards (mile 2.4)

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

"Feuerstein's Castle" (a unique private home on Harris Road near Blodgett) (see location): If you continue on Harris Road for one mile after mile 6, you reach this landmark. This out-and-back adds 2 miles to this route. "Feuerstein's Castle": A unique private home at 21256 Harris Road, near Blodgett

Related or similar routes

Harris Road (out-and-back): 15 miles, +1000'; 80% unpaved

Tum Tum Lollipop v1: 21 miles, +1400'; 85% unpaved

Tum Tum Lollipop v2: 26 miles; +1800'; 89% unpaved

Tum Tum-Vonsild Double Lollipop: 26 miles; +1800'; 89% unpaved

Wren to Wren: 36 miles, +2500'; 81% unpaved