4,858 ft
255 ft
-54 ft
1,695 ft
High Point

Lower Eldorado Details

  • Riding Area
    Post Canyon
    Hood River, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #17567 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

***Lower Eldorado has been open since the Spring of 2018. Upper Eldorado is currently under construction.***

Eldorado is the brain child of legendary trail builder Doug Van Zandt. Eldorado construction has been spear headed by Craig Spaeth working with HRATS and Hood River County Forestry Dept. Eldorado is a single track trail connecting Lower and Upper Post Canyon. Its 4 mile length and tough terrain made construction a huge challenge requiring about 800 hours of machine time. Machine rental and operator time make up the vast majority of the costs for HRATS to fund Eldorado. HRATS will spend close to $40,000 to complete Eldorado. Costs are offset by a huge volunteer effort. Craig Spaeth alone spent about 1500 hours on Eldorado, unpaid. Craig had help from countless volunteers during HRATS work parties as well as countless smaller group work parties. Total work hours to complete Eldorado will be close to 3000.

Eldorado will be open in the spring of 2019. Help is still need in the Spring as well as a huge need for donations to HRATS who basically drained the bank on this trail. For HRATS, Eldorado is a "Build it and they will come" trail.

Please donate generously to HRATS so that Eldorado and future projects have the funding they need.

Donate below or at HRATS.org.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Eldorado bike trail
  • Altitude change
    199 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,491 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,494 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,694 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,997 ft
  • Distance down
    1,216 ft
  • Distance flat
    645 ft
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on Nov 14, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to lower-eldorado trailhead (45.677830, -121.611950)


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HRB Shuttle- Down Country
15 miles

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag domkim (Jul 2, 2018 at 9:21)
  • + 0
flag Kpeezee (Sep 3, 2018 at 14:12)
 Trail is open now.

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