About the Alsea Falls Gravel Loop
This route begins at the Alsea Falls Recreation Site and forms a loop using Hull Oakes Road and Miller Road. It features beautiful forest scenery, a dramatic viewpoint, and the magical South Fork of the Alsea River (particularly when the salmon are spawning).
Starting location: Alsea Falls Recreation Site (see location)
Distance & drive time (from downtown Corvallis): 29 miles; 39 minutes
RWGPS Route: 12 miles, +1000'; 81% unpaved
Notes: Be aware of a tricky intersection where the Alsea Backcountry Byway meets Hull Oakes Road (see details below).
Places on the route
Alsea Backcountry Byway. See: Alsea Backcountry Byway (by Grant McOmie for Travel Oregon)
Alsea Falls Area
Alsea Falls Recreation Site
Alsea Falls Mountain Biking Area
Green Peak Falls (see video of Green Peak Falls)
Hubert K. McBee Memorial Park
South Fork of the Alsea River (see video of salmon spawning in the river)
Beware of this intersection
This intersection is where the Alsea Backcountry Byway meets Hull Oakes Road. You will want to make sure you turn onto the actual Hull Oakes Road, and not the road that climbs 800' to South Mountain Road. This intersection is a good example of...
Bellfountain Park to Alsea Falls
24 miles; +2000'; 73% unpaved
xAlsea Backcountry Byway
19 miles; +1150'; 100% paved
South Mountain Road
19 miles; +1650'; 29% unpaved