5 miles
1,755 ft
-1,055 ft
2,410 ft
High Point

Perimeter Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Silver Falls State Park
    Salem, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Oregon Parks and Recreation

The original mountain bike trail in Silver Falls State Park, these days the Catamount Trail sees more action. The Perimeter Trail was built as a hiking trail first, and it shows. That doesn't mean it isn't worth the ride; it's just a bit more old-school than its newer cousin.

Don't expect banked corners. Do expect hard packed dirt, tight switchbacks, and a fast descent when heading back to the trailhead. Unless it's raining, then expect a mud bath. This is Western Oregon, after all.

Access Info

Start at the North Falls trailhead in Silver Falls State Park. From the trailhead, cross the North Fork of Silver Creek via footbridge. Take a right after the footbridge and go through the tunnel. You'll see the signs for the Perimeter Trail. Head into the woods of Douglas-fir, hemlock, western swordsfern, and maple.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Perimeter Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    700 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,507 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,507 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,207 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    482 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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