McKenzie River National Recreation Trail For Mountain Biking

The 2nd most popular mountain bike trail in Oregon.

East of Eugene and west of Sisters in the Willamette National Forest, the McKenzie River Trail (#3507) is a 26.5 mile long mountain bike mountain bike trek through volcanic lands along a wild whitewater river. The route runs through thick old growth cedars past waterfalls and hot springs. It is pretty much a rolling forested route with occasional river views. From the lower trailhead to the upper trailhead, there is a 1,700 feet vertical difference, but with all the rolling hills along the route, you can expect a lot more climbing.

The McKenzie River Trail runs along SR126 from Clear Lake near SR 20, down to the town of McKenzie Bridge, approximately 50 miles east of Eugene. The upper trailhead is located 1.8 miles south of US20 on SR126 just south of FS2676.

There is a one-way shuttle available from Pauls Bicycles (541) 344-4150.

Overall, McKenzie River National Recreation Trail is the 2nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 55 mountain biking rides in Oregon.

McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (OR/US)

McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (OR/US)

McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (OR/US)

McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (OR/US)

McKenzie River National Recreation Trail Mountain Biking Map

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Local Contact(s):  WNF (541) 822-3381; Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842; Collins Cycle Shop (503) 342-4878.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Paradise Campground

Luxury Loding:  Five Pines Lodge, Sisters

Breakfast Restaurant:  Seasons Cafe or Ski Inn Cafe in Sisters

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/21/2016

ID:  6360

McKenzie River National Recreation Trail Mountain Biking Map

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