24 miles
Distance
1,601 ft
Climb
-3,320 ft
Descent
3,166 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of McKenzie River Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    McKenzie River
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #8189
  • Land Manager
    USFS - Willamette National Forest Office

Whether biking, walking or running - this is one of the most spectacular trails to travel.

Through lush 300 year old old growth forests and lava fields, along side lakes so clean you can see over 100 feet to the bottom!

Traverse handmade log bridges over the multiple streams and rivers that join to make up the majestic McKenzie River. Follow the river as it abruptly stops and disappears into a lava flow and mysteriously starts again some distance later - seemingly out of nowhere.

Stop and wonder how the Tomolich pool could be such a vibrant topaz blue. Continue down the trail following a wild mountain river and her many large and small waterfalls.

Once you've spent some time here, its easy to see why Bike Magazine and her readers gave the McKenzie River Trail its prized #1 spot for best trails in America.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for McKenzie River Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,720 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,418 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,143 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,423 ft
  • Grade
    -1.351%
  • Grade max
    -61.255%
  • Grade min
    48.837%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:24
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on Jun 13, 2017
Avg: 4.15 (16 votes)

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McKenzie River Trail Trail Reports

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Jun 13, 2017 @ 5:22pm
Jun 13, 2017
Jun 13, 2017 @ 8:03am
Jun 13, 2017
Closed section at Lost Creek, bridge is being rebuilt. Scheduled to re-open July 15. There is a barrier and a new signed trail just before Lost...
May 26, 2017 @ 3:49pm
May 26, 2017
Fantastic conditions. Perhaps two small trees down in the full stretch.
Sep 26, 2016 @ 8:56pm
Sep 26, 2016
Awesome trail! I think the trail forks vertical climb for this trail is way off. Strava showed 750 ft. Pete's sake my wife rode it. 26.2...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:55am
Aug 30, 2016
Closed between blue pool and Sahalie falls due to fire activity. The rest is wide ope! :)
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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag burn1 SHORE CORPS (Mar 21, 2015 at 18:00)
 This trail is in my top ten of all time . The scenery is spectacular . Has it all from crystal clear lakes , old Lava fields , blue pools , to endless miles of trail .
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flag ACLakey Plus (Aug 2, 2015 at 20:49)
 Scenery is amazing, great photo's around every corner. The upper portion of the trail is rocky and technical but the lower half is fun and enjoyable. A great trail all around.
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flag rockystumpy (Jul 24, 2016 at 17:16)
 There is an easy and a hard route around Clear Lake (near the start of the MRT). The harder route is not shown (yet).
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flag rockystumpy (Jun 13, 2017 at 20:19)
 Trailforks has been updated to show the Clear Lake option (blue trail) on the west side of the lake.
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