Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon Guide Book

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Oregon Northwest and Central Oregon  by Lizann Dunegan

300pp/photos/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 0762725753

Smooth singletrack through old growth forest, steep climbs to amazing mountain views, and easy rambles past Pacific coastline vistas - northwest and central Oregon offers something for everyone. Local mountain biker and author Lizann Dunegan outlines more than 45 of the best rides in and around Portland, Salem, southwest Washington, Hood River, Mount Hood, Eugene, Oakridge, and Bend. Visit the waterfalls of the Columbia Gorge, ride the surreal Plains of Abraham trail on the slopes of Mount St. Helens, or check out the imposing scenery of Smith Rock State Park, this guide will give you the inside track on everything from the best time to ride, to local events and attractions. Insider tidbits about each path's historic background make this more than just a trail guide.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 48.
... Preview: This strenuous tour winds through a mystical red cedar and Douglas-fir forest and then takes you through part of the eruption zone in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Additional highli ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Cougar, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: A fun ride located just a quick 30-minute drive west of Portland, this tour consists of an easy 21-mile biking, hiking, and equestrian route, which follows the old railway line from the city of Banks ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Manning, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.6
... Preview: Beach riding at its best. Grab lunch to go at Osburn’s Grocery Store and Delicatessen located on Hemlock Street just north of Second Street. Ride south on an endless sandy beach, passing 235-foot Hays ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Cannon Beach, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This route takes you on a grand tour through the Cascade High Lakes Region. The route begins just past Little Cultus Lake and climbs steeply up technical singletrack through an alpine forest before re ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Bend, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.2
... Preview: This entertaining ride starts at the Summit Ski Area at Government Camp. Established in 1927, this is the oldest ski area in the Pacific Northwest and the first one built on Mount Hood. This smooth a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Sandy, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: Fabulous singletrack riding is featured next to the glimmering, high mountain Cultus Lake. You’ll also glide by Deer Lake and Little Cultus Lake along the way. These pristine pools harbor lake trout ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Bend, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.4
... Preview: Sagebrush-covered hills, red mesas, and gray lava cliffs are backdrops to this easy but scenic ride that winds along the Deschutes River through the Deschutes River Canyon. One of the highlights of t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
The Dalles, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.8
... Preview: A local Oregon favorite, this trail swerves in and out of a Douglas fir forest paralleling the mesmerizing waters of the Deschutes River. A river with many faces, the Deschutes has sections that are ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Bend, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.6
... Preview: This easy route takes you along a scenic section of the rambling Deschutes River. The trail begins at First Street Rapids Park and heads north along the river’s edge. After about a mile you’ll paralle ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Bend, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This route is a swift singletrack ride that takes you to the tumbling rapids of the East Fork of Hood River. The route is packed with long fast stretches, short intense hills, and tight switchbacks. A ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: This beautiful river trail follows the course of the crystal-clear, spring-fed Fall River. This uncrowded route takes you through immense groves of ponderosa pine trees and has many scenic viewpoints ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Bend, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: This technical singletrack ride is one of the best in the Hood River Valley. Highlights include and exhilarating 5-mile descent, stunning views of Mount Hood, and a tough climb back to your starting p ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.1
... Preview: Shipwrecks and sandy beaches await those who wander on the paved bicycle paths at Fort Stevens State Park. Cruise through a coastal forest; view the skeletal remains of the Peter Iredale shipwreck; an ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Astoria, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: Waterfalls, misty clouds, and mossy forest entice thousands of people to visit the Columbia River Gorge each year. Known more as a hiker’s paradise, this beloved piece of northwest Oregon also has tra ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Central Oregon, where cattle roam and coyotes howl, is a place of wide-open, high sagebrush desert. The singletrack Gray Butte Trail parallels the base of 5,108-foot Gray Butte located in the Crooked ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Terrebonne, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: This ride gives you everything: steep climbs, scree, narrow openings between boulders, roots, rocks, drop-offs, and precipitous switchbacks. Its highlight is the 5-mile singletrack portion along Gunsi ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.2
... Preview: The 15-mile Hagg Lake Trail offers cyclists some of the finest singletrack near the City of Roses. The route, following the contours of Henry Hagg Lake, offers all flavors of mountain bike terrain—twi ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Forest Grove, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.1
... Preview: Have you ever wanted to try bicycle camping? If the answer is “Yes,” you’ll want to try this easy route that takes you through the Crooked River National Grassland and drops you off at Haystack Reserv ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Terrebonne, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: Relive the historic past by touring a section of the restored Columbia River Highway. On this easy, paved route you’ll wind along the edge of the scenic Columbia River Gorge for over 9 miles on an out ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: Have a day filled with adventure on this old-growth trail that sweeps up Larison Creek Canyon. Moss-coated logs, trees, and rocks create a glistening green canvas, and the soothing sounds of the creek ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon"
Oakridge, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.8