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    Siouxon is in great condition from the top lot to Chinook Falls...the creek is a bit deep to cross yet without hip waders...plus a fatbike is heavy to hoist
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTSHANK View Post
    Siouxon is in great condition from the top lot to Chinook Falls...the creek is a bit deep to cross yet without hip waders...plus a fatbike is heavy to hoist
    Nice, thanks! But, after riding Siouxan/Huffman combo, it's tough to just ride Siouxan by itself for me now. Wonder how the trail (Siouxan) is further past Chinook turn-off.
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    I hear you loud and clear about Huffman. That first 3 miles from the top lot is still worth it. Plus I can ride the sspd when I don't head up Chinook. Thanks for the info on Siouxson!!! Sandy had a few inches of wet, slippery snow on Monday. I could not see most of the rocks on Hide & Seek. I would imagine that Syncline is good... Anybody know?
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    Don't know about Syncline, it's been a few weeks since I was out there. There was a lot of damage to the jeep trail from water run off. All of the singletrack is holding up well though except for the trench on lower Moab. That thing gets deeper and deeper. It's like riding a luge track.

    Post Canyon was fantastic this past Sunday. I rode all sides of the hills and there was no muddy clay. Just enough moisture for the tires to really grab. That's my pick for this weekend if the rain stays away.

    I tried Falls Creek two weekends ago and their was a bad mix of ice, snow, and water at around 2300ft. It started right after the torturous climb was over. I turned around and rode the lower trail out to the waterfall. It's a beautiful trail. It's like getting to ride on an Oregon-side gorge hike.

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    Hagg--mud is plentiful

    Hagg Lake: entire trail circling the lake is passable, but plentiful mud, as of several days ago. Very muddy/wet and slick, in a # of areas, with the trail chewed up by hikers/equestrians. I don't plan to ride it again until dries up.

    Big thanks to NTA volunteers, for their work on this trail...it will be great, once the mud recedes.
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    WRT Good to Go!

    I rode the Wilson River Trail Saturday, and it is excellent shape. There are a few fresh walk-arounds in the west-most section, but all in all 20 miles of nice single track.

    Note that the flatter middle sections will soon have lots of hikers on the weekends, so watch out in that area.
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    Sandy Ridge was... best. dirt. ever. yesterday! Looks like rain for a while now tho. This winter has been terrible for my winter sports but the riding has been exceptionally good.

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    Can't wait to get back home with the bike this summer. Looks like some great things have happened over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    Sandy Ridge was... best. dirt. ever. yesterday! Looks like rain for a while now tho. This winter has been terrible for my winter sports but the riding has been exceptionally good.

    I'm looking at being near Sandy Ridge at the end of April - should I expect any snow still there or lots of swampy mud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polishtea View Post
    I'm looking at being near Sandy Ridge at the end of April - should I expect any snow still there or lots of swampy mud?
    It's pretty dynamic. It will depend on whatever the weather will have been the day or two before you get there. I don't expect snow unless there is a snow shower. It doesn't stay around very long.

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    Excuse my ignorance, but is PDX Portland, OR? I assumed it was as that is the airport code. But I'm confused. I've been doing searches on Portland, OR mountain biking and I'm seeing conflicting statements. On one hand I'm reading that there is hardly any mountain biking in Portland but this thread reads like there is a lot of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drizzt View Post
    Excuse my ignorance, but is PDX Portland, OR? I assumed it was as that is the airport code. But I'm confused. I've been doing searches on Portland, OR mountain biking and I'm seeing conflicting statements. On one hand I'm reading that there is hardly any mountain biking in Portland but this thread reads like there is a lot of it.
    Well, the thread is titled "PDX area..." Area being anywhere within a 2-3 hour drive, since we who live here are accustomed to having to drive to mtb. There is no mtb'ing of significance within Portlands city limits.
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    scappoose? i'm guessing its good to go but is it very muddy right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    Well, the thread is titled "PDX area..." Area being anywhere within a 2-3 hour drive, since we who live here are accustomed to having to drive to mtb. There is no mtb'ing of significance within Portlands city limits.
    Yup, that was exactly my intention when I titled the thread. I would only add most of the rides covered in this thread are more like 1-2 hour drives. 3 hours will get you all the way to Bend or Oakridge!
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    I rode out at Scappoose yesterday. Looped and looped on almost all of the "close-in" trails, but didn't make it out to the "back 40" that are a ways down that one main fire road.

    Overall a bit slippery, with some bigger mud puddles, but drying out. Just a couple trees down. This week's warm, dry weather should have the trails in great shape soon.

    I hadn't been out there in awhile. There's some fresh, deep pea gravel at the gate and the first bit of the road. All the newer gravel on the road must be railroad ballast grade?

    Good to see a packed down track developing along the edge of the road in spots.

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    Me and a buddy hit Cold Creek trail yesterday. Went up the gravel road, then followed the trail to the top of Larch Mtn. The way down is full of jumps, drops, rock gardens and berms. The trail is amazing right now. No dust and very little mud. What a gem.

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    Any update on Road 44 area trails? Can one get into 8 Mile campground?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoterryh View Post
    Any update on Road 44 area trails? Can one get into 8 Mile campground?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dropped68 View Post
    Thanks. I was not aware of that organization but will remember it for future reference.
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    hit scappoose this morning, trails were awesome, just a few small mud patches but pretty minimal.

    couple questions for those in the know - how far back does the main fire road go?

    also, i've noticed in my road-bike adventures that there is another gate on the north side of rocky point road up closer to skyline. are there rideable trails there as well?

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    Smile Hagg Lake update

    Just rode Hagg Lake, and it's still just a bit muddy. It's also a bit overgrown in a few places, including one or two that will slice you up a bit. The Scotch Broom is also in bloom, for those that are allergic (like me).

    Give it until the end of the Labor Day Weekend (monday). And if you want to help clear out the trail, PM me, as we are planning a work day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoterryh View Post
    Any update on Road 44 area trails? Can one get into 8 Mile campground?
    Knebal is actually all clear (one small log on top of counter clockwise climb before hub decent. Needs to get ridden before horses hammer this thing, sad what just one horse has already done. Super Connector has 1-2 logs on in as well.

    Not sure about 8 mile climb (as of a week ago it still had a plethora of trees), and hopefully 15 crossover and 15 mile will get cleared soon.

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    Latest 44 Trails conditions update is now avail at 44 Trails Association | Keep Single Track Single. As per the Ranger, Knebal, 8-Mile, Bottle Prairie, Super Connector, 15-Mile and Cedar Creek are open to USFS spec!

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    Whoopdee and Hospital Hill both (both Hood River Area) close for the season on Saturday. So, get 'em now or wait until the fall.

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    The rain made it to the East side of Hood. It is perfect out there right now. If you want to take advantage of the rain go East young man! I have never had a July day like today(in this vicinity). Great temperature, amazing trail conditions, blue skies and little to zero bugs.
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    Awesome - headed up to the ridge tomorrow for several hours of riding. Glad to hear the rain knocked down some of the dust.

    Was out at Brown's Camp last weekend - did the Storey Burn/Gales Creek/Wilson Wagon River loop. Lots of brush on Storey Burn, but other than that, was riding great. Still think I'm going to hold off on heading back out that way until the fall when the high-elevation stuff isn't available.

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    Surveyor's, Connector and Knebal were in fantastic shape last Friday. The rain really helped with the dust and loose conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurlyNate View Post
    Awesome - headed up to the ridge tomorrow for several hours of riding. Glad to hear the rain knocked down some of the dust.

    Was out at Brown's Camp last weekend - did the Storey Burn/Gales Creek/Wilson Wagon River loop. Lots of brush on Storey Burn, but other than that, was riding great. Still think I'm going to hold off on heading back out that way until the fall when the high-elevation stuff isn't available.
    Excellent! Glad to hear that. Love to have the trails to myself.
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    PDX area current trail conditons 2014

    3 more weeks. Can't wait for the road trip!

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    Rode an OAB from the Tollgate TH to Timberline Lodge and back on the Pioneer Bridle - Crosstown - Timberline to Town Trails on Sunday.

    This may be old news, but there's been a lot of gravel put down on the lower Pioneer Bridle Trail between the Tollgate TH and Hwy 26. I'm not sure if it makes the trail any worse than it was in the past, but it is a little boring going down, the water bars are kind of fun though. It does make for an easy warm-up before the climb starts after crossing hwy 26.

    The Pioneer Bridle and Cross Town Trails were fun and definitely underrated. The Timberline To Town is fast and fun, but the lower half is pretty loose. The berm work is really nice and ride really well. I always seem to ride the Timberline to Town Trail when it's dried out and loose. I do need to ride this trail after some rain.

    I should also add there are plenty of brake bumps leading into the corners on the Timberline to Town Trail. Riding the hardtail was a bit rough in places.
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    Was thumbing through a copy of my new MTB Mag and there was a large article about a group of guys that decide to do a 4 day bike trip. Anyways, they talk about this trail called Pioneer Bridle. Can anyone speak about this ride? I am a pretty experienced rider but I would like to ride with a buddy of mine that hasn't ridden in a few years. I am a PDX native but have been living out of the area for about a decade now and am really looking forward to my bike roadtrip up home next week. Any recommendations for a XC/AM trail through the "green" singletrack is greatly appreciated.

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    island20v, check this thread:
    Pioneer Bridle Trail

    I might check that trail out next week if I get tired of Sandy Ridge.

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    Whatever you do, don't ride it the way suggested on the Ride Oregon Ride website - up Pioneer Bridle and back down Still Creek.

    A full OAB on Pioneer wouldn't be be bad. I usually climb Still Creek and come down Pioneer. But there's no way I'd miss that descent coming down Pioneer in favor of the Still Creek descent.

    It's a decent trail, but no where close to AM. And I'd have a really tough time doing that loop instead of one of the Hood River or Oakridges ride, if I was coming in from out of town.

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    PDX area current trail conditons 2014

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm hitting Ashland and Bend on the drive up. Just looking for some ideas in and around the Portland/Hood area.

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    The dirt at Post Canyon is close to perfect (there were something like 30 cars at the bottom of Post Canyon Rd at 6pm last night), and the whole network is still closed to motorcyles and quads -- at least through this weekend. Whoopdee has re-opened. Same with Hospital Hill. So, you may want to bring your bike if you are coming up for Hops Fest.

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    Rd 44 trails update: there's a tree down on the 450, about a mile north of the intersection with the cutover to 15 mile. (IOW, you'll encounter it while you're going at a pretty good clip headed down to the middle 8-mile trailhead.)
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    So is anything rideable right now? Blackrock, stub, sandy?
    Looking to go tomorrow morning before the rain.
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    Stub is rideable. Had some friends up there Sunday. Some trails are a bit frozen, so best to go in the am. Trail Forks has their latest ride reports.

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    Scappoose is dry as a bone! Rode last night.

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    The Wilson River Trail is ridable, though there's a bit of blow-down, mostly small, and there are a few icy spots. But Historic Hiking Trail (Brown's Camp) and Gales Creek/Story Burn are a bit icy.
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    2nd for scappoose. trails are prime right now.

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    Cold Creek is good to go to. there were crazy amounts of trees down but a work party last weekend cleared it all up.

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    My wife and I are heading over to Portland for Turkey Day from Boise, ID. I was wondering if any could recommend any trails that are rideable right now with all the rain. We were thinking of hitting up some trails on Wednesday and possibly Friday. We have ridden at Sandy and Cold Creek before and know the trails pretty well, just need to know what would be okay to ride.

    Thanks in advance.

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    You could ride Syncline on your way to/from Portland. That is a classic wet/winter trail. It has a good rock base that drains well as long the temps stay above freezing. It's just east of Bingen, WA off highway 14.

    Sandy is also a good wet option since it's mostly gravel base where there is no tree cover.

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    Cool. I hadn't thought of Syncline. Thanks for the heads up!

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    There was 6" of snow on Syncline last weekend, Sandy Ridge has about 2 feet... good luck with that.

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    I forgot about the snow storm at Sandy. Syncline is fine though. I rode there two days ago and there was only a snow at the highest points of Hidden Canyon trail. All of the fun stuff was clear as were Little Moab and Little Maui. Wednesday is looking real nice.

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    Upper Souixon is all blown out to the point of not worth the effort right now, huge trees all over the trail.

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    PDX area current trail conditons 2014

    Anyone have current info on sandy ridge or black rock? Looking to ride Sunday.


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