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      Mount Emily Recreation Area (MERA) offers 3,670 acres of outstanding forest recreation just two miles north of downtown La Grande, Oregon. Visitors can enjoy trails dedicated for motorized and non-motorized uses. Trails throughout MERA offer both gentle routes and challenging terrain.
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: M.E.R.A
      Owsley Canyon Trailhead google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 12
      • 1
      • 8
      • 25
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 7, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      51
      Trails Mountain Bike
      51
      Trails E-Bike
      8
      Trails Hike
      49
      Trails Trail Running
      49
      Trails Horse
      10
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      10
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      4
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      80 miles
      Total Descent
      15,138 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,719 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,592 ft
      Reports
      455
      Photos
      61
      Ridden Counter
      1,338

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Mount Emily Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: MERA Loop
      1 |
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 1:26pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      trail: Sasquatch
      6 |
      Apr 29, 2021 @ 9:54am
      Apr 29, 2021
      trail: Sasquatch
      13 |
      Apr 29, 2021 @ 9:54am
      Apr 29, 2021
      trail: MERA Loop
      34 |
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 6:44am
      Oct 4, 2020
      trail: MERA Loop
      41 |
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 9:43pm
      Sep 27, 2020
      23 |
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 8:53pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      trail: Bamm Bamm
      71 |
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 8:50pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      trail: Bamm Bamm
      66 |
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 8:50pm
      Aug 3, 2020

      Videos of Mount Emily Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      La Grande part2
      trail: Pebbles
      7:05 | 47 | Aug 3, 2020
      La Grande part1
      6:19 | 56 | Aug 2, 2020
      MERA in :60
      trail: MERA Loop
      1:00 | 139 | Apr 14, 2020
      First ride with GoPro
      trail: Ride On
      6:24 | 148 | Apr 22, 2013
      The Fenceline Trail 5 16 20
      1:56 | 88 | May 17, 2020 , La Grande
      All the Jumps on Skills: Mount Emily...
      1:19 | 240 | Apr 12, 2020 , La Grande
      Caffeine: Mount Emily Recreation Area Mountain...
      14:15 | 258 | Oct 8, 2019 , La Grande
      Ricochet October 2019
      trail: Ricochet
      7:07 | 128 | Oct 7, 2019 , La Grande

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1714273HillsboroMTBaddphoto in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 1:26pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      user #1687303HendryxmtbriddentrailRed Apple and 4 more
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 5:19pm
      Jun 18, 2021
      user #2173144AwspoonvotetrailRob's Hill Road
      Jun 9, 2021 @ 4:39pm
      Jun 9, 2021
      user #1731731mrliveraddreportMount Emily Road and 2 more
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 12:10pm
      Jun 8, 2021
      user #1158300BattydkcaddreportSpine
      May 31, 2021 @ 5:15pm
      May 31, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2661090MellyHEMCgtrailBone SpurSnow melt has eroded road causing slushy mud...
      Apr 13, 2021 @ 7:45pm
      Apr 13, 2021
      user #2417954JasonIkpF4jtrailLower Fence LineI
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 9:09am
      Oct 23, 2020
      user #1261843Markinman75trailMERA LoopThis is the main loop for the offshoot trails....
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 8:55pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      user #1261843Markinman75trailSkills SlalomNot a long trail and a year or two out of...
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 8:53pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      user #1261843Markinman75trailRock GardenThere is no rock garden. Not sure why it lures...
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 8:51pm
      Aug 4, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5180 miles15,138 ft36 miles2,720 ft
      #1,666#8716145071,970
      E-Bike820 miles3,494 ft10 miles2,707 ft
      #1,57641514
      Hike4977 miles13,540 ft33 miles2,720 ft
      #1,329#78644943
      Trail Running4977 miles13,540 ft33 miles2,720 ft
      #1,337#7884495
      Horse107 miles574 ft2 miles1,755 ft
      72
      Dirtbike/Moto1025 miles5,299 ft13 miles2,720 ft
      #33#2474
      ATV/ORV/OHV44 miles666 ft2 miles906 ft
      76
      Snowshoe12 miles148 ft4,616 ft135 ft
      76
      Nordic Ski12 miles148 ft4,616 ft135 ft
      72
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