4 miles
Distance
337 ft
Climb
-1,865 ft
Descent
00:18:45
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of King-Castle Trail

King-Castle Details

  • Riding area
    McKenzie River
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Spring - Fall
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Natural tread multiuse singletrack climbing or descending trail in the Willamette National Forest. Narrow bench cut singletrack at the top until the first road crossing at about the 1 mile point. Below that a newly-built section (as of 2016) with banked corners, armored roots and rocks with alternate jump features and hips covers most of the second mile of the trail. The remaining stretch of trail extends another 2.5 mi down to the lower trailhead, with stream crossings and a couple of rollable rock drops before it finally flattens out right at the trailhead.

Access Info

Access the top of the trail from Castle Rock above the USFS 480 Rd. The trail also crosses the USFS 480 Rd in its first mile. Access the bottom of the trail from E King Rd on the south side of the McKenzie River, just east of the covered bridge crossing in Rainbow.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for King-Castle mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,529 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,237 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,881 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,766 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,237 ft
  • Grade
    -7.385%
  • Grade max
    -52.034%
  • Grade min
    30.441%
  • Distance climb
    3,623 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    975 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:44:02
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Status:
on May 28, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to kingcastle trailhead (44.148400, -122.200540)
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King-Castle Trail Reports

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May 28, 2018 @ 9:01pm
May 28, 2018
Clean and clear. No issues currently. Trail is dry, very little dust.
May 24, 2018 @ 9:10am
May 24, 2018
Fire Activity about 2.5 miles up from the King-Castle trail head. I would check with ranger station before attempting to ride the entire thing.
Mar 15, 2018 @ 9:13am
Mar 15, 2018
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail about 1/4 mile from junction with FSR 480. Patchy snow and muddy spots. Probably will be a week or...
Oct 9, 2017 @ 3:51pm
Oct 9, 2017
Another tree down now. Between the two that have been down for months. It intersects the trail twice due to its size. You can get around it both...
Sep 14, 2017 @ 9:33am
Sep 14, 2017
Area closed due to Forest Closure Order - Wildfires, as well as two large trees across trail. One about 1/3 mile down from 480rd Junction. And one...
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King-Castle, Bellingham
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King-Castle, Eugene
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Mar 9, 2015 @ 8:59pm
Mar 9, 2015
King-Castle, Eugene
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Mar 9, 2015 @ 8:59pm
Mar 9, 2015
King-Castle, Eugene

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
O'lallie - O'Leary Loop
26 miles
Olallie->O'Leary->Castle Rock-> King-Castle
27 miles

Trail Products

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag nicholasryan (Feb 2, 2016 at 19:51)
 This is a super fun descent through old growth forest, with some wonderfully flowly sections. It's a tough climb up this track, but I recommend doing an out-and-back from the King-Castle trailhead (continuing to the top of Castle Rock on the Castle Rock trail), rather than the longer slog up O'Learys Road, which would also require a shuttle between trailheads (or riding a section of the county road). Another option is to ride King-Castle as the last section of the IMBA Epic Olallie's - O'Leary's Ridge - Castle Rock - King-Castle loop, a classic backcountry day ride.
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  • + 0
flag ryanmillet (May 28, 2018 at 21:07)
 Surprisingly awesome trail. I preferred this to the famous MRT. Adrenaline junykie will enjoy. Plenty of bumps and natural hits. Can be shuttled as well. The upper section above the road is not worth the energy. Just shuttle to where King Castle crosses the access road and hit the downhill from there. Can be done in under 30 min.
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  • + 1
flag dthomp325 (Jun 12, 2018 at 11:22)
 I didn't find any jumps or hips as listed in the description other than a small jump off of a fallen log, and the only "rock drop" I could find was a mild roller. Trail was flowy and fun because you can carry a lot of speed around the bermed corners. The climb up to the road crossing is tame, not steep and no tech sections, just a nice smooth cruisey climb you can clean at any pace. The climb up to the peak is a bit tougher, mostly because of many really tight, difficult switchbacks. I assume the view from the top is gorgeous, but it was fogged in so I couldn't see much.
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