Bike Riding in Seaside, Gearhart, and Cannon Beach, Oregon
Pedal Power Rules at the beach!
Mountain Biking On North Coast Oregon
With sweet salt air rushing in your face fly through some amazing coastal trails:
Mountain Biking in and near Seaside, Oregon is an incredible adventure.
Fort Stevens, Oregon:
Two major loops exist one small and one big. There is more potential in this park so let the rangers know you are interested in that type of use by filling out a comment card at the ranger station.
Battery Russell Trail:
The small one is accessible from the Battery Russell parking lot. This trail is awesome if you like a smooth ride some technical turns, relatively easy climbs and speed. People hike this so there are no obstacles of major significance per the park rangers but still tons of fun for a moderate difficulty trail. Access it from the parking lot riding up hill next to the big battery on your right then a little battery on your left to the trail head. It is best started from the battery but you can do an out and back if you wish. We normally cruise the paved walking path back because it is pretty and enjoyable as well then do a second loop if we have energy and time to burn.
This trail is not designated for bike use however you will discover it is used just as much for mountain biking as horse back riders. Be respectful of the trail and horse riders so we don't lose access to this great trail. It is very sandy so it drains to rideable state after two days of dry weather where other trails to the east will stay wet for a week. It extends south for about three miles and you can jump off in many locations to hit the fire road and return to the car if you lose track of time.
Seaside Fast Track Loop / Off Of Sunset Drive:
Cannon Beach Mt Biking:
Pump House /// ask Mike about this trail = hard to find and really not set up to ride but is rideable if you want to extend the Falcon Cove Trail.
Mike's Bike Shop 248 N. Spruce, Cannon Beach, Oregon, U.S.A.
Falcon Cove Trail: technical and challenging and a little boring on the switchbacks climbing to the top. Reward at the end is an amazing view of the Short Sand Beach. Really really fun first couple miles through the woods and through some streams and an old growth forest.
Road Biking On North Oregon Coast
On the North Oregon Coast, you can cycle along rocky cliffs with vast views of the ocean beaches. Follow forest trails owned by logging companies, explore rain forests. Coast Highway 101 crosses through vibrant, lush forests (partly rain forest), and the back country roads lead through inland valleys with farms, lakes, rivers and stunning mountain views. Highway 101 North (a designated Scenic Byway) has a wide shoulder with maintained bike lanes along both edges that is part of the Oregon Coast Bike Route. The route takes you through state parks along the coast, many of which feature their own bike trails.
We suggest you check out the ride on Lewis & Clark Road in north Seaside all the way out to Jeffers Garden and Youngs Bay and if you want to push it to the Astoria Column it will be about 60 miles round trip. Great scenic loopy road through the coastal range, alongside creeks and grazing farm land.