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

Perimeter Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Silver Falls State Park
    Salem, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #90424 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    700 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,507 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,507 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,207 ft
  • Grade
    2.53%
  • Grade max
    -37.444%
  • Grade min
    59.287%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    482 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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