1.3 miles
Distance
460 ft
Climb
-461 ft
Descent
00:11:28
Avg time
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Newt Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Silver Falls State Park
    Salem, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #47638 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #63189 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    Silver Falls State Park

Packed dirt single track with mellow climbs, descents, corners, and small sections of cobble. The loop is perfect for families new to mountain biking or laps in the beautiful woods.
It is also the entrance to Catamount Trail.

Access Info

Access the Newt Loop about 100 yards down the 214 Trail from the parking lot. The west side will deliver you to the beginning of the Catamount Trail. State Park may enforce parking fee ($5/day or $30/yr).

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Newt Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,742 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,887 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,838 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,837 ft
  • Grade
    -0.019%
  • Grade max
    -44.01%
  • Grade min
    51.067%
  • Distance climb
    3,327 ft
  • Distance down
    3,146 ft
  • Distance flat
    162 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:54
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Status:
on Jul 5, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Newt Loop Trail Reports

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      Jul 5, 2021 @ 11:24am
      Jul 5, 2021
      Oct 22, 2020 @ 1:36pm
      Oct 22, 2020
      reporter Reopened.
      Sep 8, 2020 @ 9:02pm
      Sep 8, 2020
      reporter Park is closed due to wildfires burning in the area.
      Jun 23, 2020 @ 11:39am
      Jun 23, 2020
      Wet and fast but still very safe and great for beginners.
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 1:52pm
      Jun 22, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 40 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 190 rides
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      May 30, 2020 @ 9:06am
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      May 30, 2020
      74 |
      May 25, 2020 @ 10:49pm
      May 25, 2020

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