10 miles
Distance
3,619 ft
Climb
-3,624 ft
Descent
01:43:41
Avg time

Gales Creek Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Banks
    Banks, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #16185 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A true gem, epic single track, roots, technical rocks, loam. Historic forest.

Access Info

Park at Reeher's Day Camping Area or Rogers' Pass and go for it!

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More Stats for Gales Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -5 ft
  • Altitude min
    908 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,536 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,594 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,589 ft
  • Grade
    -0.009%
  • Grade max
    -85.878%
  • Grade min
    89.269%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,403 ft
  • Avg time
    01:43:41
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Status:
on Nov 30, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (2 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%
  • > 70%
  • > 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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to gales-creek-trail trailhead (45.696416, -123.350759)
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      Gales Creek Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Nov 30, 2018 @ 2:51pm
      Nov 30, 2018
      Good condition, no down trees. Rode from the Day Use area to Bell Camp as an out n back, around 11 miles RT
      Jul 22, 2018 @ 6:33am
      Jul 22, 2018
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 10:06am
      Jul 7, 2018
      Tread is in prime condition. The brushed out sections are great. The unbrushed sections are a little pokey, scratchy, and stingy
      May 20, 2018 @ 12:35pm
      May 20, 2018
      All clear! Running great.
      Apr 18, 2018 @ 6:54pm
      Apr 18, 2018
      There were some downed trees on the portion of trail from the highway summit trailhead parking area towards Gales Creek campground but I cut and...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 18 rides
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      Photos

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      73 |
      Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 14, 2017
      Gales Creek Trail, My City
      65 |
      Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 14, 2017
      Gales Creek Trail, My City
      73 |
      Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 14, 2017
      Gales Creek Trail, My City
      63 |
      Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:35pm
      Sep 14, 2017
      Gales Creek Trail, My City

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      youtuber VOTR-Gales Creek
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