7.9 miles
Distance
746 ft
Climb
-750 ft
Descent
2,180 ft
High Point

Park at TH 214 and ride up the gravel road. Enter Catamount at the top and ride it down. State Park may enforce parking fee at TH 214 ($5/day or $30/yr).

Detailed Description
Road - Catamount is a 8 mile moderately popular easy route located near Salem Oregon. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 746 ft with a max elevation of 2,180 ft then descends -750 ft.
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39 Reviews & Comments

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5RAb8W (Feb 26, 2022 at 12:39)
 Most Excellent single track trail. Great part of the forest. Very rideable trail up and down. Cool jump and drop options. Thanks SATA
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5RAb8W (Feb 26, 2022 at 12:39)
 Most Excellent single track trail. Great part of the forest. Very rideable trail up and down. Cool jump and drop options. Thanks SATA
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5RAb8W (Feb 26, 2022 at 12:39)
 Most Excellent single track trail. Great part of the forest. Very rideable trail up and down. Cool jump and drop options. Thanks SATA
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Bethdayton SATA (Jan 29, 2022 at 21:30)
 Avoid riding the road as it has been messed up by log trucks. And weekdays you may meet one and have to dive into the bushes.
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Gumpdy (Aug 4, 2021 at 21:58)
 Route needs to have the upper catamount trail added
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Darkrider64 (Apr 4, 2021 at 12:02)
 Last mile to access road closed, can not access the upper portion of Catamount Trail
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Darkrider64 (Apr 4, 2021 at 12:02)
 Last mile to access road closed, can not access the upper portion of Catamount Trail
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Darkrider64 (Apr 4, 2021 at 12:02)
 Last mile to access road closed, can not access the upper portion of Catamount Trail
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Darkrider64 (Apr 4, 2021 at 12:02)
 Last mile to access road closed, can not access the upper portion of Catamount Trail
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kmo344 (Feb 26, 2021 at 23:14)
 Wet, splashy, and slow. Not so bad you'll mess up the trail, just not as fast as you might like.
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kmo344 (Feb 26, 2021 at 23:14)
 Wet, splashy, and slow. Not so bad you'll mess up the trail, just not as fast as you might like.
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kmo344 (Feb 26, 2021 at 23:14)
 Wet, splashy, and slow. Not so bad you'll mess up the trail, just not as fast as you might like.
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RecNar SATA (Nov 8, 2020 at 17:29)
 Open from top to bottom, wet but great! Catamount backside is closed due to extensive wildfire damage.
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RecNar SATA (Nov 8, 2020 at 17:29)
 Open from top to bottom, wet but great! Catamount backside is closed due to extensive wildfire damage.
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RecNar SATA (Nov 8, 2020 at 17:29)
 Open from top to bottom, wet but great! Catamount backside is closed due to extensive wildfire damage.
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mybaben (Oct 24, 2020 at 16:29)
 There is no way this is a Blue Trail.
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mybaben (Oct 24, 2020 at 16:29)
 There is no way this is a Blue Trail.
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mybaben (Oct 24, 2020 at 16:29)
 There is no way this is a Blue Trail.
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phoneograph (Sep 3, 2020 at 22:50)
 Good mild downhill. Not especially fast, but it has a number of really fun sections and neat features that make the trail fun.
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phoneograph (Sep 3, 2020 at 22:50)
 Good mild downhill. Not especially fast, but it has a number of really fun sections and neat features that make the trail fun.
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phoneograph (Sep 3, 2020 at 22:50)
 Good mild downhill. Not especially fast, but it has a number of really fun sections and neat features that make the trail fun.
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mrborbyn (Mar 29, 2020 at 17:24)
 Take the gravel road up. The way down is a blast. There’s plenty of jumps and drops on the side for people wanting a more thrilling ride. Look out for a tree stump about midway down on your right. It’s a bit hidden but is a massive drop!
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mrborbyn (Mar 29, 2020 at 17:24)
 Take the gravel road up. The way down is a blast. There’s plenty of jumps and drops on the side for people wanting a more thrilling ride. Look out for a tree stump about midway down on your right. It’s a bit hidden but is a massive drop!
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mrborbyn (Mar 29, 2020 at 17:24)
 Take the gravel road up. The way down is a blast. There’s plenty of jumps and drops on the side for people wanting a more thrilling ride. Look out for a tree stump about midway down on your right. It’s a bit hidden but is a massive drop!
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Veggiegnome (Nov 1, 2019 at 17:47)
 Great trail conditions. Took the gravel road up. Def a good workout with punchy climbs throughout the desent. Beautiful ferns and trees. A little bumby on the hardtail (but that's pretty standard).
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Veggiegnome (Nov 1, 2019 at 17:47)
 Great trail conditions. Took the gravel road up. Def a good workout with punchy climbs throughout the desent. Beautiful ferns and trees. A little bumby on the hardtail (but that's pretty standard).
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Veggiegnome (Nov 1, 2019 at 17:47)
 Great trail conditions. Took the gravel road up. Def a good workout with punchy climbs throughout the desent. Beautiful ferns and trees. A little bumby on the hardtail (but that's pretty standard).
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sbreitbach0307 (Apr 7, 2019 at 17:43)
 Clear of snow, bottom half is sloppy and wet.
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sbreitbach0307 (Apr 7, 2019 at 17:43)
 Clear of snow, bottom half is sloppy and wet.
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sbreitbach0307 (Apr 7, 2019 at 17:43)
 Clear of snow, bottom half is sloppy and wet.
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dmcdon25 (Apr 7, 2019 at 9:44)
 Snow free now but it could use some more drying out before it’s especially fun to ride.
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dmcdon25 (Apr 7, 2019 at 9:44)
 Snow free now but it could use some more drying out before it’s especially fun to ride.
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dmcdon25 (Apr 7, 2019 at 9:44)
 Snow free now but it could use some more drying out before it’s especially fun to ride.
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DHH (Jul 2, 2018 at 16:06)
 Amazing trail! Good intermediate decent, with some climbs later on.
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DHH (Jul 2, 2018 at 16:06)
 Amazing trail! Good intermediate decent, with some climbs later on.
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DHH (Jul 2, 2018 at 16:06)
 Amazing trail! Good intermediate decent, with some climbs later on.
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Bethdayton SATA (Oct 8, 2017 at 18:42)
 The new access is via the Newt Loop, directly north out of the 214 parking lot.
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Bethdayton SATA (Oct 8, 2017 at 18:42)
 The new access is via the Newt Loop, directly north out of the 214 parking lot.
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Bethdayton SATA (Oct 8, 2017 at 18:42)
 The new access is via the Newt Loop, directly north out of the 214 parking lot.
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Trails in Route

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Ridelogs
    34
More Stats for Road - Catamount mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,692 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,749 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,745 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -27.4%
  • Grade min
    40.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,783 ft
Avg: 2 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Corner to Corner
Jul 4, 2022 @ 11:17am
2 days
Catamount Trail
Jun 25, 2022 @ 12:09pm
Jun 25, 2022
Tree down about a 1/2 mile or so after second bridge.
Lookout Mountain Road
May 24, 2022 @ 9:39am
May 24, 2022
Some big puddles, easily avoided.
214 Trail
Sep 21, 2021 @ 11:03am
Sep 21, 2021
Dirt is perfect
Newt Loop
Jul 5, 2021 @ 11:24am
Jul 5, 2021
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