Mountain Biking Portland Guide Book

by Scott Rapp (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Portland  by Scott Rapp

120pp/maps/charts
ISBN: 1560449160

This handy pocket-size guidebook gives fat-tire enthusiasts 28 of the best rides in Oregon's Portland Area, from the city's western hills and Vancouver's mountain loops to the tracks and trails of Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens. Take your pick from scenic road routes, hot singletracks, lung-popping climbs, and demented downhills. Detailed descriptions and maps make it easy to find the trailheads and follow the routes.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Portland" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 28.
... Preview: Highlights: Riding on the flanks of a recently active volcano. Much of this ride is on open slopes with great views of the mountain and surrounding vistas. If you make it all the way to Windy Ridge Vi ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Cougar, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: Highlights: A fun but challenging loop. Expect to get the heart rate up as you walk up the steep slope to Badger Ridge. Except for some erosion ruts the trail is fun for biking. Tread: 5.1 miles sin ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Cougar, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.6
... Preview: Highlights: This is the overland route of the Oregon Trail into the Willamette Valley. Interpretive signs along the way will give you a sense of what the pioneers went through at the end of their jour ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Government Camp, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.5
... Preview: This is a very scenic out-and-back ride, with close-up views of Mount Hood as well as views into the Badger Creek Wilderness. Expect some tough climbing and fun descents. Try the hike up to Lookout Mo ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Government Camp, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23.6
... Preview: Highlights: A fun but demanding short loop. It’s best to ride up here when the ground is dry, which severely limits the number of available riding days. Tread: 4.1 miles singletrack; 1.9 miles doublet ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Longview, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Highlights: Utilizing Leif Erikson Drive, Firelanes 1 and 3, and Skyline Boulevard, this loop is a good training ride within city limits. Expect fast downhills, steep climbs, and some good cruising te ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Portland, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: Highlights: A fun and scenic, easy loop. A long climb is rewarded by fast descents on nice riding surfaces. Tread: 1 mile singletrack; 4.8 miles doubletrack; 11.7 miles gravel. Hazards: Watch for ve ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Randle, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.5
... Preview: Highlights: A very scenic loop ride and an aerobic workout for strong riders; great views of Mount Hood; technical singletrack and an aerobic workout. Tread: 7.5 miles singletrack; 4.4 miles gravel je ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Government Camp, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: This is a popular hiking trail, so watch for traffic on the road portions of the loop. Expect to pay an entrance fee. Highlights: Fun trail, deep forest, and views of the lake. Tread: 12.4 miles s ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Forest Grove, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: Highlights: Great singletrack, University Falls, and lush forest. Tread: 7.3 miles singletrack; 0.7 mile doubletrack. Hazards: This is a highly technical trail with several short, steep climbs and ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Portland, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Highlights: Great singletrack through a mature lowland forest and nice views of the Cispus River Valley. Tread: 3.4 miles singletrack; 2.4 miles doubletrack. Hazards: Occasional switchbacks and logs a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Randle, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Highlights: If you’re up to the climb and technical descents, this is a wonderful loop. The views from Larch Mountain are sweeping and the singletrack will test you. Tread: 4.4 miles singletrack; 8.6 ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Vancouver, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Highlights: This is a gated road traversing Forest Park, which is one of the largest city parks in the country. The trail is close to town, surrounded by deep forest, and has a couple of great views o ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Portland, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.6
... Preview: Highlights: Amazing singletrack along a beautiful river. This trail has it all, from cruising singletrack to steep climbs to a creek crossing and nice views. It’s best to do this ride midweek because ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Cougar, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.2
... Preview: Highlights: Half of this ride follows a large meadow on a gated road, so the chances of seeing wildlife are good. Tread: 10.3 miles gravel; 1.4 miles doubletrack. Hazards: No real hazards, but be awar ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Carson, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.7
... Preview: Highlights: This is a long figure-8 loop utilizing several firelanes, Leif Erikson Drive, and Skyline Boulevard. Expect steep climbs and descents, long cruising sections, and some nice views. Tread: ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Portland, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.2
... Preview: Highlights: Lots of singletrack, some nice views, and fairly close to town. Tread: Singletrack; doubletrack; gravel. Hazards: This is a multiuse recreation area, so control your speed and be aware of ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Molalla, OR - Mountain Biking
... Preview: This trail is great for viewing the contrast between the normal forestlands and the blast zone resulting from the May 1980 eruption. Along the way you’ll ride some fun singletrack and have good opport ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Cougar, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: Highlights: The Forest Service has determined this area, a nordic skiing area in the winter, to be conducive to mountain biking as well. The terrain is rolling with a combination of old-growth and cle ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Carson, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.7
... Preview: Although this is a short loop, it has some fun singletrack and some wonderful pools along the Salmon River. Begin by riding up the Old Salmon River Road as it gently climbs and descends along the ri ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Portland"
Welches, OR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5