Thursday, August 6, 2009
Hiking on the old Valley & Siletz RR grade
I've been hiking on that trail for years and used to ride my bike down there. It's an old railroad spur, abandoned by the Valley and Valsets railroad in 1957, that brought logs to the holding ponds. The tracks are long gone but the raised RR grade makes a good spot for a trail. At the end of the grade is the remains of the old trestle where the tracks curved to the right and crossed Corvallis road, then headed West along the boundary line between farms.