2 miles
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-1,085 ft
Descent
00:11:56
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Tillamook State Forest
    Banks, Oregon
  • AKA
    Fear, Loaming, Excalibur
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    April - November typically
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2020
  • Land Manager

This technical downhill features plenty of natural flow mixed with gnar. Built to test every aspect of your DH game: Roots, Rocks, Loam, Steeps, Off-cambers, jumps(gaps), drops, option lines- you won't find any needless berms here. Best shuttled, but the top can be accessed by a punchy pedal to the top starting from the gravel pile staging area.

Learn the trail before you send it, there are surprises. Being a new trail, it will change & bed-in over time so expect variable dirt conditions- loose rocks, etc.

100% volunteer designed, built and funded, please thank a trailbuilder if you see them out there. They've been advocating for this trail since 2006 and finally received official approval to build in late 2019. Another 2.5 miles of trail (Lower Fear & Loaming) is under construction that once complete, will boost F&L to 4.25 miles and over 2500 vertical feet of descent. Please lend a hand so we can get it open soon.

Access Info

When exiting/entering Hwy 6 to/from Drift Creek Road, please GO SLOW and take extra caution as it is a narrow one-lane blind crest. Shuttle roads are very narrow with blind corners, please drive respectfully.

More Stats for Fear and Loaming - Upper mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,082 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,234 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,315 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,315 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,234 ft
  • Grade
    -12.3%
  • Grade max
    -49.9%
  • Grade min
    3.1%
  • Distance climb
    128 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    735 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:56
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Status:
on Jan 27, 2021
Snow Covered
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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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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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to fear-and-loaming-upper trailhead (45.657630, -123.418010)
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      Fear and Loaming... Trail Reports

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      Jan 27, 2021 @ 10:11am
      19 hours
      reporter Snowed in. Over a foot of snow at the top.
      Jan 23, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Jan 23, 2021
      Dope except for logging at the bottom.
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 10:12pm
      Jan 19, 2021
      reporter Due to quarry blasting work, Trail is closed at the road crossing into the clear cut section. Closure expected to last several weeks. Do not park...
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 10:42am
      Jan 19, 2021
      reporter Trail is changing every day, from hero dirt, to snow to freeze/thaw slop (clearcut) from one day to the next. Be aware that gravel pile /...
      Jan 5, 2021 @ 5:50am
      Jan 5, 2021
      reporter The successive freeze/thaw cycles have plagued the clearcut section (Mint 400) all winter and trail is soft and lips of jumps unpredictable. ...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 15 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Dec 31, 2020 @ 1:41pm
      Dec 31, 2020

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      Upper Fear and Loaming - the fun parts
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