4 miles
Distance
337 ft
Climb
-1,865 ft
Descent
00:14:49
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of King-Castle Trail

King-Castle Details

  • Riding area
    McKenzie River
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • 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
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #9950
  • 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
    00:14:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:44:02
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)

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King-Castle Trail Reports

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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...
Aug 19, 2017 @ 7:56am
Aug 19, 2017
Two very large down trees. One about 1/2 mile from 460rd and one about 1/3 mile from bottom. The last one can sneak up on you as its just after a...
Jul 23, 2017 @ 4:49pm
Jul 23, 2017
Dry. Getting dusty and loose especially in the off-camber corners.
May 1, 2017 @ 8:14am
May 1, 2017
Very good, mostly dry to hero dirt. Rode all day a couple days after the last rain. Trail conditions got better throughout the day. Some slick...
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1 Review & Comments

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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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