Starting location: Falls City (see location). Public parking is available at Harding Park near Falls City Falls.
Distance & drive time (from downtown Corvallis) (see route): 29 miles; 39 minutes
Ride with GPS route: 55 miles; +5300'; 97% unpaved
Limitations on public access: This route uses private timber company roads that are subject to limits on public access and fire season restrictions and closures. This area is most likely to be open between Mid-September and early July. Non-motorized travel and passenger vehicles are allowed 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunrise. The following activities or vehicles are prohibited: Camping; fires; electric bikes; motorcycles; ATVs; target shooting; trapping.
Before visiting the Valley of the Giants, I recommend that you call the Salem office of the BLM at 503-375-5646. Weyerhaeuser controls the gate on Valsetz Road (which they refer to as the Valsetz Mainline) just west of Falls City and gates to the north of the Valley of the Giants. Their recreational hotline is 888-741-5403. Press 2 to hear a recorded message for the the Willamette Valley Region. I believe Hancock Forests controls the Road 500 Gate (near the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Siletz River). The number of their office in Independence is 503-838-1610.