10 miles
Distance
3,619 ft
Climb
-3,624 ft
Descent
01:40:53
Avg time

Gales Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
    60 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!

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
    01:40:53
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Status:
on Sep 1, 2019
Dry
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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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • 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
      Directions to gales-creek-trail trailhead (45.696416, -123.350759)
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      Gales Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 1, 2019 @ 4:34pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      Nice riding, however I did see some bits of overgrowth and small landslides noted in other recent reports. Not sure if it was a hidden root/rock...
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 8:00am
      Aug 11, 2019
      Really Overgrown in spots as well as some small landslides
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 9:53am
      Aug 4, 2019
      kind of brushy in spots and some of that brushiness includes thorns (so top of your sealant!)
      Mar 20, 2019 @ 1:40pm
      Mar 20, 2019
      As of March 16, 2019, trail is fully snow covered, beginning right at the trail head at Gales Creek Campground. Ventured down the trail on foot,...
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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

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      119 |
      Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 14, 2017
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      Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 14, 2017
      122 |
      Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 14, 2017
      105 |
      Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:35pm
      Sep 14, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      Gales Creek Epic
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      youtuber VOTR-Gales Creek
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