Leif Erikson Drive - Firelane 1

Portland, Oregon

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Portland’s Forest Park is a wilderness setting in a world-class city providing a spectacular loop that combines both gravel and dirt roads and pavement. You’ll ride for 6 miles on Leif Erikson Drive, winding through a landscape of hardy bigleaf maples, dark green sword fern, Oregon grape, and red elderberry. After a short paved section, you’ll ride a steep descent on Firelane 1, where you may have to dodge a few boulders, roots, and rocks. Nowhere else can you be so close to a city, yet feel so far from it all. Trail surface: 0.9 mile of singletrack; 11.2 miles of gravel and dirt roads; 2.9 miles of paved road.

Leif Erikson Drive - Firelane 1 Professional Review and Guide

"Portland’s Forest Park is a wilderness setting in a world-class city providing a spectacular loop that combines both gravel and dirt roads and pavement. You’ll ride for 6 miles on Leif Erikson Drive, winding through a landscape of hardy bigleaf maples, dark green sword fern, Oregon grape, and red elderberry.

After a short paved section, you’ll ride a steep descent on Firelane 1, where you may have to dodge a few boulders, roots, and rocks. Nowhere else can you be so close to a city, yet feel so far from it all. Trail surface: 0.9 mile of singletrack; 11.2 miles of gravel and dirt roads; 2.9 miles of paved road."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 15
Elevation Gain: 620 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 300 feet
Top Elevation: 1,000 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Portland Parks and Recreation
Driving Directions: Directions to Leif Erikson Drive - Firelane 1

Recent Trail Reviews

6/29/2000
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This trail is not really mountain biking the most tecniqual part of the trip is riding on the gravel. The trail is an old logging railroad. So it has a long shallow inclines. Half of the trip is on pavement.



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May 2018