4 miles
Distance
337 ft
Climb
-1,865 ft
Descent
00:20:51
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
    #14547 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

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More Stats for King-Castle 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
    00:20:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:44:02
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Status:
on Jan 9, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
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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 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 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
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  • 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
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      King-Castle Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 9, 2019 @ 4:57pm
      Jan 9, 2019
      Overhanging tree that was passable at speed is no longer. Its roots broke free and it slid down and is a good way to clothesline your self for...
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 3:33pm
      Nov 25, 2018
      Shredtacular!
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 11:00am
      Oct 3, 2018
      Fun!
      Sep 10, 2018 @ 5:04pm
      Sep 10, 2018
      Large down snag about mid way on the trail.
      May 28, 2018 @ 9:01pm
      May 28, 2018
      Clean and clear. No issues currently. Trail is dry, very little dust.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 59 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 291 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 15, 2018 @ 8:36pm
      Oct 15, 2018
      King-Castle, Creswell
      31 |
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 9:12am
      Jun 21, 2018
      King-Castle, Bellingham
      191 |
      Feb 2, 2016 @ 8:01pm
      Feb 2, 2016
      King-Castle, Eugene
      233 |
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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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