Hells Canyon connector

The Hells Canyon connector is a 1 mile section of road between Starr Creek Road and Hells Canyon Road. This road is gated on both ends and public access is prohibited. The road provides secondary emergency access and egress for 25 homes on Starr Creek Road and 28 homes on the Hells Canyon Road network. The right of way is owned by Benton County.

It is unfortunate that this road is closed to non-motorized travel. It would otherwise provide a safer route for bicycle travel from between Corvallis and Monroe than the other two viable routes (Highway 99 and Bellfountain Road). 

Between 2018 and 2020 this connector was improved. The project was named the Starr Creek Road Extension. Follow the link for more information.