Leif Erikson Drive Out-and-Back

Portland, Oregon

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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 of the city. Tread: 22.6 miles gravel-and-dirt road. 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.
Mountain Biking Portland

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Mountain Biking Portland

by Scott Rapp (Falcon Guides)

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 of the city.

Tread: 22.6 miles gravel-and-dirt road. 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.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 22.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Season: All year; expect mud in winter and spring
Trailhead Elevation: 350 feet
Top Elevation: 700 feet
Local Contacts: Portland City Parks
Local Maps: Mountain Biking Greater Portland - Fat Tire Publications; USGS Portland, Linnton
Driving Directions: Directions to Leif Erikson Drive Out-and-Back

Recent Trail Reviews

7/29/2012
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A pretty scenic and fast beginner trail. Overall the climbs and descents are very gradual. This trail is made fun by cranking up your speed and givin'er in the corners! Just watch out for other trail users in the first and last 2 miles.


3/28/2008
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Perhaps a good "beginner" trail, for anyone else it's a pretty boring flat Out-and-Back that's very popular with runners, dog walkers etc. Best used as access/return from some of the firelane trails.



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May 2018