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      One of the premier areas for early spring wildflower viewing in the eastern Columbia River Gorge, Catherine Creek Recreation Area is popular each spring before it dries up by mid summer. The trailhead and parking north of Old Highway 8 are the access point to a network of multi-use biker/hiker/equestrian trails. The site was once a ranch before being acquired by the Forest Service to protect native plants, the unique arch formation, and other sensitive resources after the creation of the National Scenic Area.
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Syncline
      Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 5
      • 1
      • 13
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of Feb 9, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      31
      Trails Mountain Bike
      22
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      32
      Trails Trail Running
      32
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      9,019 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,955 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,056 ft
      Reports
      492
      Photos
      743
      Ridden Counter
      5,666

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      Past Week
      • 6 rides

      Photos of Catherine Creek Recreation Area (Syncline) Mountain Bike

      trail: Little Maui
      11 |
      Jan 6, 2024 @ 12:55pm
      Jan 6, 2024
      59 |
      May 9, 2023 @ 8:47pm
      May 9, 2023
      43 |
      May 9, 2023 @ 8:47pm
      May 9, 2023
      41 |
      May 9, 2023 @ 8:47pm
      May 9, 2023
      trail: Little Moab
      796 |
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 4:05pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      238 |
      Mar 14, 2018 @ 8:15am
      Mar 14, 2018
      trail: Crybaby
      233 |
      Jun 29, 2017 @ 9:26pm
      Jun 29, 2017
      trail: Crybaby
      309 |
      Jun 19, 2017 @ 11:02am
      Jun 19, 2017

      Videos of Catherine Creek Recreation Area (Syncline) Mountain Bike

      Huge rock roll CRASH/SAVE
      2663 | Mar 15, 2022
      Night Riding
      0:17 | 161 | Nov 5, 2019
      Riding Syncline
      5:45 | 412 | Jul 7, 2017
      Lap down Labyrinth
      5:30 | 610 | Apr 12, 2017
      Little Moab rip
      trail: Crybaby
      3:09 | 563 | Apr 9, 2017
      Little Maui pinned
      5:49 | 644 | Apr 5, 2017
      Hidden Valley warp
      9:30 | 613 | Apr 5, 2017
      Winter afternoon on the Syncline
      2:08 | 163 | Dec 31, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Old Hwy 8
      Jan 28, 2024 @ 3:37am
      Jan 28, 2024
      WetIrasmano

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Old Ranch Road
      Feb 9, 2024 @ 8:54am
      Feb 9, 2024
      VariableA bit of running water down old ranch...illepic
      Hidden Canyon
      Feb 9, 2024 @ 8:54am
      Feb 9, 2024
      VariablePretty wet up top, watch out for the high...illepic
      Little Moab
      Feb 9, 2024 @ 8:54am
      Feb 9, 2024
      IdealPretty much perfect. Send it.illepic
      Little Maui
      Feb 9, 2024 @ 8:54am
      Feb 9, 2024
      VariableA little bit of standing water here and...illepic
      No Name
      Feb 3, 2024 @ 1:22pm
      Feb 3, 2024
      Snow CoveredzlLRMuZA
      #4427 Traverse to Coyote Wall
      Feb 3, 2024 @ 1:22pm
      Feb 3, 2024
      Snow CoveredzlLRMuZA
      Atwood Road
      Dec 17, 2023 @ 5:55pm
      Dec 17, 2023
      VariableSome erosion noted, but in really good...danwerle
      Shoestring
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 9:01pm
      Jul 16, 2023
      Very DryIt's really dry and has significant...danwerle
      Catherine
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 9:00pm
      Jul 16, 2023
      DryThe top portion has moderate overgrowth;...danwerle
      Crybaby
      Apr 30, 2023 @ 3:27am
      Apr 30, 2023
      DrySheesh! Watch the cliff on your right.arnsberg

      Activity Feed

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      WillieJacobszupdatetrailactivity #49163145
      Feb 14, 2024 @ 12:53pm
      Feb 14, 2024
      markhollowayaddpoiactivity #46917075 and 3 more
      Dec 3, 2023 @ 1:22pm
      Dec 3, 2023
      markhollowayaddtrailactivity #46917060 and 1 more
      Dec 3, 2023 @ 1:19pm
      Dec 3, 2023
      Indigowarpzwishlistregionactivity #46790004
      Nov 29, 2023 @ 11:33am
      Nov 29, 2023
      Nmurphy34riddentrailactivity #46789122
      Nov 29, 2023 @ 8:45am
      Nov 29, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      Oly21trailLittle MauiFun trail. A couple places have some line...
      Dec 29, 2023 @ 5:41pm
      Dec 29, 2023
      zgarrardtrailAtwood RoadSpoke to the property owner near the spur at...
      Nov 20, 2023 @ 8:53am
      Nov 20, 2023
      3pDtiMtrailAtwood RoadThis is a private road with no trespassing...
      Jul 14, 2023 @ 9:32pm
      Jul 14, 2023
      deanselftrailShoestringShould not be listed as a trail. Goat path...
      Jun 25, 2023 @ 1:38pm
      Jun 25, 2023
      markmihelichtrailLittle MoabI was scared of this trail, but then finally...
      May 17, 2023 @ 11:49am
      May 17, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mosier City Park 11.9 km
      Memaloose State Park 1 23.2 km
      White Salmon Bike Park3.7 km
      Mayer State Park5.3 km
      Monte Cristo / Nestor Peak 2 5 89.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2220 miles7,283 ft11 miles1,955 ft
      #1,251#6737274864,872
      E-Bike12 miles69 ft1,663 ft1,037 ft
      305146
      Horse12 miles69 ft1,663 ft1,037 ft
      #1,045#71599
      Hike3228 miles9,019 ft14 miles1,955 ft
      #928#58516486244
      Trail Running3228 miles9,019 ft14 miles1,955 ft
      #929#581478123
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