Firelanes 1 and 3 Loop

Portland, Oregon

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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 terrain. Hazards: The roads and firelanes are not marked very well. Lots of hikers and runners. Use caution when passing, and control your speed. Remember that all singletrack in Forest Park is closed to mountain bikes. Tread: 9.4 miles gravel firelane; 1.1 miles pavement
Mountain Biking Portland

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Mountain Biking Portland

by Scott Rapp (Falcon Guides)

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 terrain.

Hazards: The roads and firelanes are not marked very well. Lots of hikers and runners. Use caution when passing, and control your speed. Remember that all singletrack in Forest Park is closed to mountain bikes.

Tread: 9.4 miles gravel firelane; 1.1 miles pavement

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 10.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: All year; expect mud in winter and spring
Trailhead Elevation: 300 feet
Top Elevation: 1,100 feet
Local Contacts: Portland City Parks
Local Maps: Mountain Biking Greater Portland - Fat Tire Publications; USGS Portland, Linnton
Driving Directions: Directions to Firelanes 1 and 3 Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

7/6/2002
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I extend the ride and start @ Saltman road. loop firelanes 1 & 3 with a climb up Holman road, than finish by taking 53rd, Thompson and Skyline Blvd back to my truck parked at the gate on Saltman. This is a good workout you can do year round. The fall makes the trail hard to find with all the leaves. Wear full gloves during the winter ( it gets cold on the descents). And riding in the rains not a real problem because of all the trees. Watch out for dogs!



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May 2018