Sore saddle cyclist
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes: Road, touring and mountain
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From Crater Lake to Eugene, I would come out of Crater Lake from the north entrance, turn left and follow highway 136 to Glide. Just west of glide there is a road to the right, it follows the river to Wilbur. Turn right on the frontage road along Interstate 5 to Sutherlin then Oakland. From Oakland you take a county road north along Bachelor Creek to Rice Hill and Yoncalla, then to Drain. At Drain turn right on highway 99 to Curtin, then left on Territorial Highway to Lorane. From Lorane follow Territorial 6 miles, then right on Lorane Highway, 16 mile and you're sitting in Eugene.
There is a shorter route, but has one really long climb of 2500 ft over 14 miles, it comes off highway 136 at Steamboat. Turn right at Steamboat following Canton Cr. over a high pass, to the town (kind of ) of Culp Creek (this climb is for real, don't do it if you don't have a triple). From Culp creek there is a rails to trails paved path 18 miles to Cottage Grove. From Cottage Grove take highway 99 to Eugene. This is a beautiful route, there are NO services of any kind between Steamboat and Culp Creek, make sure you have water before leaving Steamboat. Also, the cafe in Steamboat makes excellent berry pie, FYI.
Last edited by Shifty; 08-30-06 at 09:06 PM.