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Mountain Bike! Oregon
by Laurie & Chris Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)
This is one of those very satisfying rides that give you a lot for what you put in to it. The trail parallels scenic Paulina Creek. The stream cascades into inviting pools and forms beautiful waterfalls. You can muse on mountain peaks while enjoying refreshments at Paulina Lake Lodge. The dirt road descent is fast and exhilarating. The surface of the trail is soft with accumulations of pumice dust. There are a few steep pitches and some intricate pedaling through rocky terrain, but most everything is rideable. The trailhead is approximately 25 miles south of Bend.
We were too busy gasping for oxygen to really enjoy the ride up. I suppose if I did it again I'd try to find these common access points to the creek and make it a day long event with jumping in the creek etc. Till themn I'll leave this one to you studs out their.
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