6.2 miles
Distance
1,574 ft
Climb
-1,510 ft
Descent
00:54:23
Avg time

MERA Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Gravel Bike
    • Adaptive Bike
    • Winter Fat Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Emily Recreation Area
    La Grande, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13063 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #64983 in Trail Running
    • #62629 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

The Mera Loop is mostly smooth and fast with some good flow in the downhill sections. You can ride these trails on a hardtail or on a plush trail bike and it's fun every time.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for MERA Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    64 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,390 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,844 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,435 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,498 ft
  • Grade
    0.195%
  • Grade max
    -43.254%
  • Grade min
    42.684%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,635 ft
  • Avg time
    00:54:23
  • Avg reverse time
    01:11:24
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Status:
on Nov 23, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      MERA Loop Trail Reports

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      Nov 23, 2020 @ 7:21pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      Hard frozen trails on the sunny side, on shaded side there was 3-4 inches of crusty snow. Animal tracks had chewed up the trail, need fat tires to...
      Aug 22, 2020 @ 5:08am
      Aug 22, 2020
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      Jul 3, 2020 @ 8:45am
      Jul 3, 2020
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      May 30, 2020 @ 5:24am
      May 30, 2020
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      May 25, 2020 @ 7:16am
      May 25, 2020
      2 logs across MERA loop and some patches of mud with the recent heavy rains, otherwise all great
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 61 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 146 rides
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      Photos

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      33 |
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 1:26pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      53 |
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 6:44am
      Oct 4, 2020
      73 |
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 9:43pm
      Sep 27, 2020
      91 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 6:06pm
      May 27, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      The Tom G. Special
      6 miles
      Sasquatch - Ricochet - Pebbles
      10 miles
      Caffeine / Whoopsy / Pebbles
      5 miles
      MERA top to bottom
      17 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Markinman75 (Aug 4, 2020 at 20:55)
       This is the main loop for the offshoot trails. It’s a nice loop nothing to strenuous and some fun features to test your jumping or just ride around. Of all the trails at Mt Emily this one seems to be in the best repair
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      MERA in :60
      1:00 | 167 | Apr 14, 2020 , La Grande
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