Oregon's 668 Mile 'Timber Trail' Opens To Mountain Bikers

Oregon's 668 Mile 'Timber Trail' Opens To Mountain Bikers

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Oregon's 668 Mile 'Timber Trail' Opens To Mountain Bikers

The trail is broken up into 4 “tiers” based on region | Photo (+Cover): Oregon Timber Trail

A massive, 668 mile, cross-state mountain biking route in Oregon is now open to the public.

Find the entire route guide here: Oregon Timber Trail

Named the ‘Oregon Timber Trail’ in honor of the state’s many logging roads that helped create the new network, the trail is now the most prolific ‘Mountain Bike-Packing’ route in North America. Starting along the California/Oregon border and ending in Washington state, the route is incredibly diverse, alternating between staggering peaks and lush forests.

“What sets [The Oregon Timber Trail] apart is that it’s designed with mountain biking in mind and consists of more than 50 percent singletrack.” – Oregon Timber Trail Website

Covering over 650 miles of trail and 66k vertical feet of elevation gain, this one is reserved for the hardcore. Still, the trail can be broken up into 10 different sections for those not interested in putting themselves through hundreds of miles of Type II fun.

The end result was the product of countless hours on interagency talks, private sector participation, environmental assessments, and eco-friendly trail builds. In the end the mountain biking community and the state of Oregon have come to create one of the best mountain biking trail systems in the world.

Oregon Timber Trail Features:

  • 668 Miles
  • 66K Foot Elevation Gain
  • 20-30 bike-packing trip
  • 4 “tiers”
  • 10 segments
  • 51% singletrack
  • 8/10 average physical ability
  • 7/10 average technical ability
  • Rated as an “advanced” bike packing objective

Find out more here: Oregon Timber Trail

 

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