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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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      Region Details
      • 7
      • 18


      Open on Jul 27, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,901
      State Ranking
      #41
      Trails (view details)
      25
      Trails Mountain Bike
      25
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      25
      Total Distance
      38 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      9,992 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,436 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,594 ft
      Reports
      51
      Photos
      15
      Ridden Counter
      139

      Photos of Mount Emily Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Hot Shot
      14 |
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 11:48am
      Jul 8, 2018
      Hot Shot, My City
      trail: Hot Shot
      22 |
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 11:48am
      Jul 8, 2018
      Hot Shot, My City
      trail: MERA Loop
      66 |
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 7:44am
      Mar 19, 2018
      MERA Loop, La Grande
      trail: MERA Loop
      42 |
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 7:44am
      Mar 19, 2018
      MERA Loop, La Grande
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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      All Mountain Day
      15 miles
      MERA top to bottom
      17 miles
      Mt. Emily Recreation Area sampler loop
      15 miles

      Recent Comments

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      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
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1017060pmmarolladdridelogDec 1, 2018 ride log
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 1:02pm
      Dec 1, 2018
      user #208704hammertimeaddridelogSep 30, 2018 ride log
      Nov 27, 2018 @ 4:20am
      Nov 27, 2018
      user #1017060pmmarolladdridelogOct 11, 2018 ride log
      Oct 26, 2018 @ 7:06pm
      Oct 26, 2018
      user #306521gorgechrisaddridelogOct 22, 2018 ride log
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 1:16pm
      Oct 22, 2018
      user #1017060pmmarolladdridelogOct 21, 2018 ride log
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 8:30pm
      Oct 21, 2018
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