The McKenzie River National Scenic Trail will temporarily close between Trail Bridge reservoir to Tamolitch Falls (Blue Pool) June 15-18, 2020 for maintenance. The McKenzie River Trail (MRT) is a mountain biking favorite. The trail can be ridden from top to bottom in a few hours or shuttled between numerous trail heads. The upper half of the trail is more technical, through lava flows and rocky areas. The bottom half, below Trailbridge Reservoir is less technical with more flowy singletrack that parallels the majestic river. The trail passes through Belknap Hot Springs before coming to an end in McKenzie Bridge. The trail is 26.5 miles (43 km) and gains 1,750 ft (525 m) along its path. 2008 Bike Magazine's Trail of the Year.