Oregon is a mountain bikers' paradise! Exhilarating mountain biking trails are accessible across the region known for its great rides and bike-friendly communities. Mountain bikers are also welcome on many area hiking trails.
The Oregon town of Oakridge is dubbed "The Mountain Biking Capital of the Northwest," and many avid mountain bikers relish the opportunity to ride its famous trails. The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) designated Oakridge as a silver level Ride Center, one of only seven other centers worldwide. GOATS (Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards) assists in trail maintenance and responsible trail usage. Hone your skills at two dedicated parks featuring graduated jumps and stunt tracks.
Every summer, mountain bikers gather for the three day Mountain Bike Oregon festival, named as one of the Best Bike Festivals of 2013 by Outside magazine. Another popular summer event is the FAT 55 Mountain Bike Marathon.
Many of the trails are accessible year round with some nuances like snow or mud for added challenge. For an easy trail that's perfect for new riders, try Salmon Creek trail, which takes riders over flat paths right through town and up the river to Salmon Creek Falls.
If you're looking for a more strenuous ride, the Middle Fork of the Willamette Trail is a more advanced all day path that follows the river. In the summer, skilled riders hop aboard the gondola at Willamette Pass and zip back down the barren ski runs.
Further north along the McKenzie River, the McKenzie River Trail (MRT) was named one of the best mountain biking trails in the country by Bike Magazine. Eugene was also included in Bike Magazine's "5 Best Mountain Biking Towns."
On the Oregon Coast just south of Florence, the Siltcoos Lake Trail is a fast ride on a single-track loop. Shared with hikers, this coastal eco-system is rich with wildlife. After a glorious ride, cool off in the lake or enjoy fishing for rainbow trout.
Experienced local guides can introduce you to the best trails to match your skill level. Enjoy easy access and worry-free adventures on scenic trails from the mountains to the Oregon Coast with the help of our experienced local guides.