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.
Now that the maps and guide are released on OregonTimberTrail.org we wanna see your rigs! Post up some photos and when you hope to set out on the trail. – Here's three OTTA board members that'll be leaving from the southern terminus on Monday. – We won't have time to ride the whole thing, but would love if y'alls came out and joined us for a day or two.
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