6 miles
Distance
1,574 ft
Climb
-1,510 ft
Descent
00:58:22
Avg time

MERA Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Emily Recreation Area
    La Grande, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #6444 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
More Stats for MERA Loop mountain bike 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
    00:58:22
  • Avg reverse time
    01:07:15
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Status:
on Aug 22, 2020
Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      MERA Loop Trail Reports

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      Aug 22, 2020 @ 5:08am
      Aug 22, 2020
      reporter
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 8:45am
      Jul 3, 2020
      reporter
      May 30, 2020 @ 5:24am
      May 30, 2020
      reporter
      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
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 7:38pm
      Apr 28, 2020
      Trail was in great shape! Snow has melted off all the trail along the main Mera trail. Trail is mostly dry with some moist areas but no prevalent...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 50 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 58 rides
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      Photos

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      28 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 6:06pm
      May 27, 2020
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      May 27, 2020 @ 6:06pm
      May 27, 2020
      26 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 6:06pm
      May 27, 2020
      133 |
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 7:44am
      Mar 19, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      15 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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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