4 miles
Distance
559 ft
Climb
-1,027 ft
Descent
00:34:13
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Catamount Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager
  • past supporters

  • REI
    REI

    2016 - 2017

Catamount Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Silver Falls State Park
    Salem, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Log Ride
  • Global Ranking
    #17830 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Silver Falls State Park

This trail runs through beautiful ancient forests, passes huge fallen trees, crosses several streams, and offers a very unique riding experience to a wide range of riders. While intended to be ridden downhill, east to west, the trail can be ridden uphill-- excluding the uppermost section which is marked for downhill only.
Optional features, such as small stump kickers, drops, and a few log rides increase the downhill rush for riders perusing more of a thrill. These are easily navigated at a lower speeds, or bypassed, for people who want a mellower ride. Steep sections followed by short punchy climbs encourage momentum, but to maintain a high speed your fitness will be tested, especially towards the lower sections.

Built entirely by volunteers, the trail is very impressive. While most definitely having technical and demanding aspects, it is not overly excruciating, balancing rooty and rocky raw trail sections with smooth and polished flow.
However you choose to ride it, you will not be disappointed with the scenery

Access Info

Park at Trailhead 214 (A parking pass for Silver Falls State Park or an Annual Forest Pass is required. You'll have to drive a little ways down the Silver Falls Highway to purchase a pass at one of the falls parking lots. You can also buy them online)
The trail can be climbed up by following the signs across the road, or you can climb the gravel road (Lookout Mountain Road) to reach the top

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Catamount Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -467 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,796 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,286 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,286 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,819 ft
  • Grade
    -2.509%
  • Grade max
    -58.793%
  • Grade min
    32.051%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,087 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:13
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Catamount Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 12, 2019 @ 10:58am
      Oct 12, 2019
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 12:23pm
      Oct 8, 2019
      Got some hero dirt here!
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 2:23am
      Oct 3, 2019
      Nice work on the skills center!
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 11:52am
      Sep 27, 2019
      An approximately 18” tree trunk is across Catamount between DeWaynes World and Root Wad.
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 9:11pm
      Aug 30, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 164 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 150 rides
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      Sep 2, 2019 @ 11:40am
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      Jul 23, 2019 @ 12:27am
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      Jul 23, 2019 @ 12:26am
      Jul 23, 2019
      60 |
      May 27, 2019 @ 1:45pm
      May 27, 2019

      Trail Events

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Bethdayton SATA (Oct 8, 2017 at 18:42)
       The new access is via the Newt Loop, directly north out of the 214 parking lot.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag DHH (Jul 2, 2018 at 16:06)
       Amazing trail! Good intermediate decent, with some climbs later on.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag sbreitbach0307 (Apr 7, 2019 at 17:43)
       Clear of snow, bottom half is sloppy and wet.
      [Reply]

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