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Winchester Trails

Monday, August 29, 2016

Alt Names

Coos County Forest, Bandon

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed  (closed for fire season)

This trail system was once a real gem but some have told us that it is now somewhat in need of repair. The trails are mostly soft damp single track surrounded by thick vegetation but lack of funding may have caused some of them to deteriorate and you will likely encounter deep ruts, washouts and windfall.

The trails are numbered and most eventually loop back to the main road, however, there may also be some logging paths that cross over the trail multiple times, making it difficult to determine which is the path and which is the trail. Some of the trails are also covered with tree roots that get a little bit slick in the damp, humid climate.

A map of the area may still be posted on the kiosk sign at the trailhead, but no guarantees. These are multi-use trails, so watch for horses, bikers and hikers. If you have recent information about the status of this place be sure to let us know.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityCoos Bay, OR
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From: Coos Bay, OR
1) Take 101S to mile post #251 (before Bandon)
2) Trailhead is on the right (west).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandCounty Land, Coos County Forest Lands

RATINGS

Prossometimes groomed, no dust, challenging, winding
Constree roots make it slick, some trails confusing, humid, some trails closed for lack of maintenance
Our RatingRatingExcellent    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles25
Miles Of Trail18
Climate TypeCoastal Forest - Humid, Damp
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintainedsome trails have deteriorated due to lack of funding
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has no dust on typical days.Noneclimate is damp - no dust!
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.Allmany roots
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Somewater crossings have bridges
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has almost all single track trails.All
RoadsThis county land has few roads.Fewmostly single track
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Somelogging trails cross at some points, making it confusing
Rider TrafficThe county land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis county land has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/GunfireThis county land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
lots of slippery tree roots
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Class III only!
Dates OpenDaily except during fire season (July through August). Exact dates vary.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)Oregon ATV noise limits apply (all vehicles limit 99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome AreasNot Recommended
most trails are too NARROW - heed this warning
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Prohibitednarrow trails
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
ProhibitedOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
trails busy with OHV's
HorsebackNo RestrictionOHV's may spook horses
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingUnknownNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on the trail
AlcoholSome Areas
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
Commentwhen you see these trails - you'll want to obey every rule

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Southern Coos Hospital & Health  (541) 347-2426
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Shell (541) 347-9724
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Shell (541) 347-9724
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)potable water
Bullards Beach State Park (541) 347-2209
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Bandon RV Park (541) 347-4122
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Bandon RV Park (541) 347-4122
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (SW)Bullards Beach State Park (541) 347-2209
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Wilsons Market (541) 347-3083
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SW)Bullards Beach State Park (541) 347-2209
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (S)Coquille River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Bullards Beach State Park Boat Ramp (541) 347-2209

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoCoos County Forestry Department
1309 West Central
Coquille, OR 97423
(541) 396-7750
www.co.coos.or.us
Contact InfoOregon Parks And Recreation Department
(503) 986-0712
(800) 551-6949
atv.info@state.or.us
www.oregon.gov
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
atv.info@state.or.us
www.rideatvoregon.org

GPS POINTS

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Winchester Trails

Trails like this make you want to keep coming back.  There is plenty of singletrack and some technical stuff.

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Some terrain at Winchester Trails

The trails are marked like this and additional details are available on the map at the trailhead kiosk.

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A trail at Winchester Trails

There are plenty of challenges and lots of fun twisty sections on these narrow woods trails.

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OHV at Winchester Trails

It is easy to get disoriented with all of the twists and turns.  A gps unit is only somewhat helpful, mostly to gather your bearings when you reach a clearing.

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Terrain example at Winchester Trails

Another thing to watch out for is the tree roots!  If you haven't done a lot of Oregon trails riding before it may take some getting used to.

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OHV at Winchester Trails

And of course expect to encounter some fallen trees at times, depending on recent weather and the current funding for trail maintenance.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Winchester Trails

This is the main staging area which consists of a gravel parking lot and this trailhead kiosk.

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Scenery at Winchester Trails

And the Oregon coast is right around the corner.

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Winchester Trails

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OHV at Winchester Trails

Winchester Trails Photo

OHV at Winchester Trails

Winchester Trails Photo

OHV at Winchester Trails

Winchester Trails Photo

OHV at Winchester Trails

Winchester Trails Photo

OHV at Winchester Trails

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