Visiting the Elliott:
The Millacoma River

In Oregon's Elliott State Forest, FR 2300 drops to the Millacoma River from the surrounding ridgetops.
In Oregon's Elliott State Forest, FR 2300 drops to the Millacoma River from the surrounding ridgetops.

OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Elliott State Forest, Millicoma River Area, FR 2300, This gravel forest road descends from FR 2000 (the western mainline road) towards the West Fork of the Millacoma River using rock cuts; wildflowers [Ask for #274.484.]These two roads cut across the great oval loop of the Ridgetop Scenic Drive, dropping down to the West Fork of the Millacoma River then climbing back up again to the opposite ridgeline. As you follow the Ridgetop Drive you'll reach SFR 2300 first, the less interesting but better maintained. Next comes SFR 8000, which despite its nice round number is not at all well kept but, with five miles of following the river, by far the more scenic. You'll find a good map at the bottom of the main Elliott Forest page,here.

 

FSR 2300

OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Elliott State Forest, Millicoma River Area, FR 2300, This gravel forest road descends from FR 2000 (the western mainline road) towards the West Fork of the Millacoma River using rock cuts; wildflowers [Ask for #274.485.]


Millicoma River Area, SFR 2300. This gravel forest road descends from SFR 2000 (the Ridgetop Drive) towards the West Fork of the Millacoma River using rock cuts. [Ask for #274.485.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Elliott State Forest, Millicoma River Area, FR 2300, This gravel forest road descends from FR 2000 (the western mainline road) towards the West Fork of the Millacoma River using rock cuts; wildflowers [Ask for #274.487.]


The road continues its drop to the West Fork of the Millacoma River. [Ask for #274.487.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Elliott State Forest, Millicoma River Area, FR 2300, This gravel forest road runs trhough handsome young forests along the West Fork of the Millacoma River [Ask for #274.488.]


SFR 2300 runs through a handsome young forest as it follows the West Fork of the Millacoma River. [Ask for #274.488.]

SFR 8000

OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Elliott State Forest, Millicoma River Area, FR 8000, This low-quality gravel track traverses a rock cut [Ask for #274.599.]


A bad but scenic section of SFR 8000. Most of the easternmost seven miles is this poor. I got my old minivan down it okay by driving really slowly. An SUV should do fine. [Ask for #274.599.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Elliott State Forest, Millicoma River Area, FR 8000, View of the West Fork Millicoma River from the road [Ask for #274.600.]


View of the West Fork Millicoma River from FSR 8000. The road follows the river for five miles through a lovely riparian forest, with many places for fishermen to reach the river. It is, however, precisely this section that causes the State Forest Service to want to close this road. The road is said to interfere with fish breeding. [Ask for #274.600.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Elliott State Forest, Millicoma River Area, FR 8000, The road passes through a stand of very young hardwoods [Ask for #274.603.]


As SFR 8000 leaves the Millacoma to climb up to the western leg of the Ridgetop Drive it passes through this grove of red alders. [Ask for #274.603.]
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