close
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      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
      Links

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,375
      State Ranking
      #32
      Trails
      25
      Total Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      7,210 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,594 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,437 ft
      Reports
      67
      Photos
      122
      Ridden Counter
      68

      Photos of Mount Emily Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: MERA Loop
      52 |
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 7:44am
      Mar 19, 2018
      MERA Loop, La Grande
      trail: MERA Loop
      31 |
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 7:44am
      Mar 19, 2018
      MERA Loop, La Grande
      trail: MERA Loop
      27 |
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 7:44am
      Mar 19, 2018
      MERA Loop, La Grande
      trail: MERA Loop
      33 |
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 7:44am
      Mar 19, 2018
      MERA Loop, La Grande
      more photos »

      Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      All Mountain Day
      15 miles
      MERA top to bottom
      17 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1017060pmmarolltrailRidge LineWorth the extra climb to add this trail when...
      Apr 5, 2018 @ 7:38pm
      Apr 5, 2018
      user #1017060pmmarolltrailDoing TimeThe upper half is good, I recommend getting...
      Mar 26, 2018 @ 10:05am
      Mar 26, 2018
      more »

      Recent Activity

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1017060pmmarolladdridelogJun 15, 2018 ride log
      Jun 15, 2018 @ 7:22pm
      Jun 15, 2018
      user #1379425hallelujah96riddentrailCaffeine Trail and 2 more
      Jun 15, 2018 @ 12:37pm
      Jun 15, 2018
      user #1017060pmmarolladdreportRough Rider and 2 more
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 8:05pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      user #1017060pmmarolladdridelogJun 12, 2018 ride log
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 7:26pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      user #1557716ScolanieraddkarmaMount Emily Recreation Area
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 5:48am
      Jun 12, 2018
      view more »

      Nearby Riding Areas

      namedistance
      Tollgate 324.4 km
      • By briceshirbach Plus & contributors
      • Admins: apply
      • #9861 - 1,061 views
      • mount emily recreation area activity log | embed map of Mount Emily Recreation Area mountain bike trails | mount emily recreation area mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Mount Emily Recreation Area.
      You must login to download files.