4 miles
Distance
1,393 ft
Climb
-460 ft
Descent
00:26:42
Avg time

Eldorado Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Post Canyon
    Hood River, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #17567 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager

Eldorado provides a single track option and direct access to the middle section of Post Canyon. In the uphill direction it begins at the intersection of Upper GP, Lower GP, and Baby GP. It ends at the start of 2 Chair and 3 Blind Mice. The trail does tie in to Upper 8 Track if looking to access Extended Play instead of riding the full trail.

It can also be ridden in the downhill direction for a beginner level downhill trail.

Eldorado is the brain child of legendary trail builder Doug Van Zandt. Eldorado construction has been spear headed by Craig Spaeth working with HRATS and Hood River County Forestry Dept. Eldorado is a single track trail connecting Lower and Upper Post Canyon. Its 4 mile length and tough terrain made construction a huge challenge requiring about 800 hours of machine time. Machine rental and operator time make up the vast majority of the costs for HRATS to fund Eldorado. HRATS will spend close to $40,000 to complete Eldorado. Costs are offset by a huge volunteer effort. Craig Spaeth alone spent about 1500 hours on Eldorado, unpaid. Craig had help from countless volunteers during HRATS work parties as well as countless smaller group work parties. Total work hours to complete Eldorado will be close to 3000.

Help is still needed in the form of donations to HRATS who basically drained the bank on this trail. For HRATS, Eldorado is a "Build it and they will come" trail.

Please donate generously to HRATS so that Eldorado and future projects have the funding they need.

Donate below or at HRATS.org.

Access Info

Eldorado begins at the junction of Upper GP, Lower GP, and Baby GP

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Eldorado mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    933 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,489 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,422 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,489 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,422 ft
  • Grade
    4.55%
  • Grade max
    -59.283%
  • Grade min
    36.243%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4,446 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,504 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:22
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Status:
on Sep 5, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
      Directions to eldorado-121092 trailhead (45.678070, -121.611720)
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      Eldorado Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 10:45am
      Sep 5, 2020
      Lower section was closed.
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 9:18am
      Jul 27, 2020
      Around 8/1/2020, Lower Eldorado will be closed about 100 yards before the Mixed Tape Intersection. HRATS will put hike a bike cut from this...
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 9:12am
      Jul 21, 2020
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 5:28pm
      Jul 7, 2020
      trail is open again as of 7/2, though there is one downed tree blocking it that probably won't be cleared for a while due to logging operations
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 5:42pm
      Jul 1, 2020
      reporter closed for logging for most of the trail. http://hrats.org/news/temporary-trail-clousure
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 218 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 559 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 24, 2020 @ 1:36pm
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      66 |
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 12:10pm
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      124 |
      Apr 28, 2019 @ 3:20pm
      Apr 28, 2019

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      Trail Products

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag domkim (Jul 2, 2018 at 9:21)
       156
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Kpeezee (Sep 3, 2018 at 14:12)
       Trail is open now.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Rrpetersen7 (Apr 22, 2019 at 20:42)
       Road today and found it incredible. Thank you so much. I donate monthly and hope others do too. We have the best people anywhere and I feel very thankful to you all. Conditions were excellent.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag matthewconti (Apr 25, 2019 at 22:29)
       Rode today trail was fantastic, kudos to HRATS. A bit more work than I expected but full disclosure I was on my trek 850 hard tail - hard fork bike circa 1989. Looking forward to a re-ride when my new bike shows up in 2 weeks. New bike every 30 years :-)
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag EvanTheBruce (May 13, 2019 at 23:09)
       Awesome way up to the top of 3 Blind Mice/2 Chair climb is super easy and steady up hill the entire way through. Good shade for about 70% of the climb, this may change as logging activity picks up in Post Canyon. Mike did a great job designing and developing this trail. HRATS team are among the best!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ewascent (Oct 30, 2019 at 20:51)
       Watch for freeze thaw conditions that would damage the tread.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag nrutig (Jun 29, 2020 at 20:56)
       Trail closed
      [Reply]

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