Three magical days of touring the Majestic Southern Oregon Coastal Mountains, the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, and cycling through Jedidiah State Park Redwoods. Finale inlcudes hikes to view the Grove of the Titans and the Stout Tree. Inspirational!!
2023 Tour Dates:
August 3 - 6 • August 10 - 13 • August 17 - 20
Tour highlights include: Southern Oregon Coastal Mountains, the Southern Oregon Coast, Camping at Harris Beach State Park, hiking and camping amongst the Majestic Coast Redwoods.
4 Days - 3 Nights
4 - 8 Hours of Riding Per Day
The Redwood Ramble Tour originates 15 minutes south of Roseburg, Oregon / 3 hours south of Portland, Oregon. The tour is three days of tranquil road cycling, with time on the fourth day to enjoy another hike in the Redwoods of Jedidiah Smith State Park. This tour is rated moderate for the associated elevation gain. The elevation gain is easily adjustable by skipping two of the major hill climbs. Tour participants should be comfortable riding a road bike for approximately 4-8 hours per day for three consecutive days. Rides range from 42-76 miles. The most challenging day includes a 5,400’+ cumulative elevation gain.
DAY 1: Myrtle Creek to Island Campground
Meet your guides in the morning for a short group orientation and safety discussion. The tour begins near Myrtle Creek, Oregon, with cycling in an oak savannah landscape that transitions into the rocky coastal mountains. We continue cycling up the Cow Creek valley, a very peaceful road with a gentle gradient. The major hill climb has support stops at the bottom, middle, and top to allow maximum flexibility for each rider. We pass by Mt. Bolivar, one of the highest peaks in the Oregon Coast Range at 4,319 ft (1,317 m). Near the end of the day there is a gorgeous waterfall stop. From there, we cycle roughly four miles downhill to camp where a lovely appetizer will be waiting for you to enjoy next to the South Fork of the Coquille River.
Summary: 74 miles (120 km) | 5,304 ft (1,617 m) elevation gain.
DAY 2: Island Camp to Harris Beach State Park
We continue our coast range exploration with a beautiful climb on pavement followed by an outstanding 11-mile descent on gravel where we will have our first views of the majestic Rogue River. We follow the Rogue River all the way to its final outfall into the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach. A fun fish and chips lunch stop is planned at Woggy’s, where they fry up fresh locally caught fish, a real treat. Following lunch, we continue down Highway 101 with outstanding coastal vistas. We end the day at Harris Beach State Park, which is one of my favorite coastal campgrounds with nice hot showers.
Summary: 76 miles (122 km) | 5,394 ft (1644 m) elevation gain.
DAY 3: Harris Beach State Park to Jedediah Smith State Park
We ride out of Harris Beach and head south for some gentle low-traffic cycling following a portion of the Adventure Cycling Association’s Pacific Coast Route from Brookings to Crescent City. We ride along Pebble Beach in Crescent City, which provides gorgeous cycling directly adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. We’ll stop for lunch in Crescent City and then we cycle into Jedediah Smith State Park for 5 miles of riding amongst the Coastal Redwoods. After lunch, you will need to grab your spare shoes and have them along for the hike. A few miles from camp, we stop for the awe-inspiring hike to the Grove of Titans, some of the largest and most spectacular Redwoods.
Summary: 42 miles (67 km) | 1,530 ft (466 m) elevation gain.
Day 4: Jedediah Smith State Park – Return to Myrtle Creek
We begin the final tour day with a leisurely breakfast and allow ample time to enjoy another redwood hike before returning to the trip origin. The first 15 miles of the return drive follows the stunning Smith Wild and Scenic River. It is one of the few undammed rivers in California. The trip concludes with a 2.5-hour return drive back to Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Arrival at the tour origin point is planned to be between 2-3 PM.
91% Paved | 9% Gravel
12,228 Feet (3,727 Meters)
Elevation Gain Per Mile
64 Feet (12 Meters)
Inclusions: All meals, daily appetizer, snacks, water, camping fees, park entrance fees, and support transportation while on the tour.
Please contact us regarding any food allergies and dietary restrictions.
Exclusions: Bicycle, guide gratuities, and alcohol.