Champoeg State Park

Butteville, Oregon

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The paved bike path here makes a good drizzly day destination. The park provides a controlled setting for teaching children the rules of the road and the importance of riding safely. The bike path rolls through woodlands and old pastures, then it follows the Willamette River to connect with the Butteville General Store. There is one significant hill to climb near the east end of the park. The path ends after 3.2 miles; the last stretch into Butteville is on paved roads. The park is approximately 30 miles south of downtown Portland; about 30 miles north of Salem.
Mountain Bike! Oregon

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Mountain Bike! Oregon

by Laurie & Chris Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

The paved bike path here makes a good drizzly day destination. The park provides a controlled setting for teaching children the rules of the road and the importance of riding safely. The bike path rolls through woodlands and old pastures, then it follows the Willamette River to connect with the Butteville General Store.

There is one significant hill to climb near the east end of the park. The path ends after 3.2 miles; the last stretch into Butteville is on paved roads. The park is approximately 30 miles south of downtown Portland; about 30 miles north of Salem.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Butteville
Length: 7.6
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 180 feet
Top Elevation: 280 feet
Local Contacts: Champoeg State Heritage Area 503-678-1251
Local Maps: Handout at Campground entrance station; USGS Sherwood and Newberg
Topo Map: Champoeg State Park Topographic Map
Guide Book: Mountain Bike! Oregon Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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7/19/2009

Fun ride for families, and good for new bikers. There is an out-and-back paved trail that is fairly flat without many pedestrians nor bikers (at least not on the Sunday we biked), making this a good choice for families and children getting comfortable with riding. Recommend planning your ride so that your half-way point is at the Butteville General Store, where you can have ice cream, lunch etc in pleasant surroundings before heading back. (no unpaved trail riding here, by the way)

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