4 miles
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-234 ft
Descent
00:43:18
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Greater Oakridge
    Roseburg, Oregon
  • Ref Number
    #3609
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes

Remote and lightly-travelled river trail. Follows the Middle Fork of the Willamette River from its headwaters at Timpanogas Lake over 30 miles downriver to near Sand Prairie Campground just above Hills Creek Reservoir. This is a full-day expedition and best ridden as a shuttle in order to get the full trail experience. Ridden that way it is one of the best trail experiences in Oregon.

Despite being mostly downhill on average, many punchy steep climbs will test your endurance. Be prepared about every kind of water crossing imaginable, often including logs or broken and twisted bridges. Also mosquitos at Timpanogas late early in the summer season.

Segments of the trail cross roads and bridges so you will need to pay attention as many intersections are not well-marked. Particularly in the lower sections below Moon Point where the trail flattens out and becomes braided in a swamp/meadow.

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More Stats for Middle Fork Trail - Lower mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -231 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,562 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,793 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,793 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,562 ft
  • Grade
    -1%
  • Grade max
    -6.2%
  • Grade min
    1.9%
  • Distance climb
    1,650 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:43:18
  • Avg reverse time
    01:02:23
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Camping Camping
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      Middle Fork... Trail Reports

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      Sep 29, 2020 @ 10:00pm
      Sep 29, 2020
      While I didn’t actually ride this segment, the middle and upper sections have a very high amount of downed trees. Would suggest asking about...
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 9:03pm
      Sep 25, 2020
      reporter Middle Fork Ranger District closure has ended.
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Sep 10, 2020
      reporter Due to dynamic fire conditions, ALL recreation offerings across the Willamette National Forest are closed including campgrounds, day use areas,...
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