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    PDX area current trail conditons 2014

    Guess I better get the 2014 version up.

    Trails include Browns Camp/Gales Creek/WRT, Scappoose, Powell Butte, Sandy Ridge, Mt. Hood, RD 44 Trails, Hood River/Gorge, Southern Washington including Mt. St. Helens. Tread conditions and trail damage reports welcome.

    I finally got a ride in today after a number of weeks off the bike. The sun was shining out at Gales Creek and I rode Storyburn counter clockwise. Then Gales from the Gravel pit to the campground. Storyburn was in good shape except for a few downed trees on the steep west side. The couple of miles on Gales was a mix. Most of it was in decent shape and a few sections were really muddy. Not sure if portions of that will dry until summer... I would guess Gales proper should have similar tread conditions as Storyburn...rideable.

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    Upper Sandy Ridge is in great shape. It was t-shirt weather out there today. I even had a mosquito land on me...now it is a dead mosquito. Lower Hide and Seek is still mucky in the open area near the power lines. I cut it short and rode Little Monkey which was in great shape.

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    Growlers Gulch is in great shape right now as it usually is during the winter. There's spots of muck here and there but for the most part the loam is in great shape and riding well.

    I plan on going to Sandy Ridge tomorrow am. Looking forward to good conditions right now.

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    Sandy Ridge is about as good as it can get right now. Perfect up high and a little muddy with some freeze thaw through the willow section of lower H&S.

    Black Rock is even better than Sandy.

    Three weeks ago, Surveyors was in great shape but they might have gotten some snow. I've heard that Post is a bit muddy from freeze thaw in spots and they spent most of last week in the inversion fog like PDX. With the wind and clear skies, it might be a lot better by this weekend.

    I've heard Larch Mountain (thrillium, lower cold creek, and the lower parts of Tarbell) and Growlers are also in perfect condition.

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    I rode Browns Camp on Monday, trail conditions were great. Started late morning and the dirt was still frozen in some areas. Seemed to be thawing out as it warmed up, but it was still mostly dry.

    Some of the technical root sections were a bit wet and slimy, adding to the fun, but no real mud to worry about.

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    Anyone know how Surveyors/Knebal is doing? I suppose lots of blow down, but I can't imagine there's much snow...
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    Matt, I'd imagine you're right: very little-to-no-snow except in shaded spots.

    Cold Creek and Tarbell in SWWA are in the best January shape I've seen in years. Trimmed back, firm tread, accessional blow down but not excessive. Too bad we're gonna have drought conditions this coming summer but it makes for amazing winter rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    Anyone know how Surveyors/Knebal is doing? I suppose lots of blow down, but I can't imagine there's much snow...
    I have no idea on Knebal, but Surveyors was perfect the first weekend in January with only one tree down from the powerlines to the fire road at the top. I'm not sure whether it got snow in the precip event from two weeks ago. If it didn't, it would be in great shape now.

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    Surveyors got snow 2 weeks ago but how much remains is the question. Prolly not much if the snow cover at other 4500' elevations the the last couple days is any indication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    Surveyors got snow 2 weeks ago but how much remains is the question. Prolly not much if the snow cover at other 4500' elevations the the last couple days is any indication.
    May depend on the elevation. We have an inversion layer here -- and have for much of the past two weeks. It could be 35 in town and 50 at 5000 feet. I rode Post Canyon Road last weekend on the cross bike. I was completely numb. Road above Post Flats was frozen and the trees were covered in a dusting of snow. At the same time, my kids were skiing at Meadows with no jackets or gloves!! But I am betting Surveyors would be good this weekend. May check it out . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    Too bad we're gonna have drought conditions this coming summer but it makes for amazing winter rides.
    I wouldn't be so sure of that. Dry winter typically just means really wet spring. In the +40 years I have lived here, I don't recall ever being in a drought for a given water year. Yes it is unseasonably dry for now (take advantage of it), but we will get our precip sometime between now and Oct for sure.

    FWIW, heard Dog River is free of snow top to bottom as of Sunday, but the folks I talked to who rode it said that there was at least 20 downed trees on it.
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    Browns Camp/Historic trail is riding well. Spent half a day out there working on drainage near the camp. Other trail gnomes have been hard at work cutting downed trees and doing drainage work near the main parking area. Logs have also been cleared on west side of Storyburn. Only two big logs remaining on section of Historic trail before University Falls parking area. Get out there and enjoy it while you can...


    BTW. Does anyone know if Syncline still in the freeze/thaw cycle? Thanks.
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    How does Browns Camp fair in the rain? Would it be decent this weekend after the rain we've been having?

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    Anyone have any info on the conditions at black rock or syncline? Thinking of hitting one of them tomorrow or Tuesday. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broccoli rob View Post
    Anyone have any info on the conditions at black rock or syncline? Thinking of hitting one of them tomorrow or Tuesday. Thanks.
    Syncline was great yesterday. The Jeep trail was bone dry between Little Moab and Hidden Valley. No peanut butter at all up at the top.

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    Black rock is in good shape right now. Rode there yesterday

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    Blackrock was tits today (sunday) with exception of bottom half of Bonzai 5 on the way out. The new tables are pretty sweet though. Everything else was pretty close to perfect. Had a great time today riding from 10 to almost 4pm. I couldn't get enough, only left due to brother being fried from all the repeats to top. About 5000ft of gain/loss today and was having so much fun, couldn't really tell how much I actually pedalled. Air time a plenty!
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    Thanks for the feedback. Went to Blackrock and it was great.

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    I had planned on a trip to Sandy Ridge tomorrow but I'm thinking that's a bad idea right now - does anyone know how snowfall in PDX generally hits the trails there?

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    BTW. Does anyone know if Syncline still in the freeze/thaw cycle? Thanks.
    Last time we rode there Syncline was in great shape. Parking lot was full.

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    Hello, is there a website or such that lists the local trails around PDX? I am getting back into mountain biking and haven't ridden many trails in the area. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Studsted View Post
    Hello, is there a website or such that lists the local trails around PDX? I am getting back into mountain biking and haven't ridden many trails in the area. Thanks
    Check this one out. A friend of mine maintains this page and has done all these rides. Mountain Biking North Western Mountains and Valleys

    Not much in the PDX immediate area, though, other than Powell Butte, Forest Park roads, and Lacamas. Oh, and the River View system in the Sellwood area. Have to travel to trails mostly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Studsted View Post
    Hello, is there a website or such that lists the local trails around PDX? I am getting back into mountain biking and haven't ridden many trails in the area. Thanks
    Give the NWTA trail wiki a try:NWTA Wiki
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    Anyone been up to Siouxon lately? As in the last week or so?

    Kinda curious about snow levels up there.
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    Anyone know the current conditions at sandy? I'm planning to ride early AM saturday and don't want to go if only the lower elevation trails are open.

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    PDX area current trail conditons 2014

    I'll know tomorrow, but not until 9am or so. I'll post when I know for sure. Im expecting some snow, but mostly ridable. TTM in think will be clear, flow motion, and everything below. No promises.
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    I plan to be there by 9am as well. Maybe earlier if I happen to be up.
    Really crossing my fingers that Communication will be snow free so I can loop the upper elevation rock based trails multiple times for mostly dry riding. I will probably skip lower H&S and flow motion all together and ride TNT instead. The lower stuff is just too muddy and usually results in me cleaning a muddy bike when the upper stuff is cherry. I always regret riding lower H&S this time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    Anyone been up to Siouxon lately? As in the last week or so?

    Kinda curious about snow levels up there.
    Snow is a little low now. I wouldn't drive there to find out how is until some melt occurs. Well, unless you have a fat bike.
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    PDX area current trail conditons 2014

    Communication breakdown has enough snow that I didn't make it past the first turn. RD has a little, but still mostly rides and is fun. Lower H&S was in really good condition. Connector from LL to parking lot has an issue at the corner with running water.

    Oh, and it's puffy white clouds and blue sky right now!
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    Did anyone ride Upper H&S, TTM, 338, Flow Motion, or any of the freeride trails on the lower section today? Planning on going tomorrow morning

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    I was there this morning. H&S is good top to bottom. Flow motion is good but a little soft. 338 had large snow drifts so I didn't even venture out to CB or TTM. Anything that is out in the open has about 3'' of old snow. Follow the leader decent is good but the climb to the top has snow drifts. The last 1/4 mile of the road climb has snow as well. TNT and little monkey should be fine to ride.

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    PDX area current trail conditons 2014

    QPF and TTM are totally clear of snow (aside from 1 spot on TTM that you have to avoid).

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    Scappoose today was in good shape. Some slick spots as expected, but we rode for two hours and I don't have to clean my bike. If you need a fix don't hesitate to head out.
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    Anyone been out to the Wilson River Trail? Heading west from Jones Creek? I would suspect there are quite a few trees down from the last big blow a week ago or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vampir View Post
    Anyone been out to the Wilson River Trail? Heading west from Jones Creek? I would suspect there are quite a few trees down from the last big blow a week ago or so.
    Not much blow done, none really, from Jones Creek to Keenig... I did it on Sunday. The trail and dirt are in super good shape! Lots of small slides, though. One area I had to walk. It was a good ride.
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    Elk Cr. to top of Kings Mtn had a little bit of blowdown. 10 trees maybe. I did that on Friday. I didn't drop down to Jones Cr. though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    Elk Cr. to top of Kings Mtn had a little bit of blowdown. 10 trees maybe. I did that on Friday. I didn't drop down to Jones Cr. though.
    Anyone know if the car break-ins have subsided along the Wilson River trail in the past year or so? Great trail to rack some mileage but always nervous about parking, even if at visitors center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttrd View Post
    Anyone know if the car break-ins have subsided along the Wilson River trail in the past year or so? Great trail to rack some mileage but always nervous about parking, even if at visitors center.
    I've never had a problem or seen any evidence of any problems. But I'm always careful to have anything enticing totally out of sight. It could be that no one wants to mess with my beat up old pickup because obviously the owner has nothing.

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    I am pretty sure that the "guy" was busted. Not 100% on this, but there have been no recent issues. I always park at Elk Creek... I am not sure if I will ever "feel" totally safe there. There might be a post in regards to the break-in's that included the arrest of the "guy". Apologies in advance for the lack of anything factual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa#1 View Post
    I am pretty sure that the "guy" was busted. Not 100% on this, but there have been no recent issues. I always park at Elk Creek... I am not sure if I will ever "feel" totally safe there. There might be a post in regards to the break-in's that included the arrest of the "guy". Apologies in advance for the lack of anything factual.
    I'm pretty sure you are correct. There was a pretty rough looking dude busted a year or two ago.

    And yeah, I never feel comfortable parking anywhere along the Hwy 6 corridor.
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    That guy was busted!

    The guy that was breaking into cars along Highway 6 was caught.

    Bay City man arrested on mulitple theft charges - Tillamook Headlight-Herald: News

    However, that doesn't mean that it won't happen again. Don't leave anything of value in your car.
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    Anyone know the Sandy ridge Trails conditions are? Ride-able or too loose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by endoguy View Post
    Anyone know the Sandy ridge Trails conditions are? Ride-able or too loose?
    pretty good this morning before the monsoon were getting now. 2 or 3 puddles on the trail. corner were grip and ripable.

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    Can anyone give an update on Sandy ridge? is it snow free? I was hoping to go up there Thursday after work...

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    It was snow free Sunday afternoon and judging by the forecast should be great and dry up this week.

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    Given the warm and dry weather this week, does anyone have any intel on the Coast Range stuff? Wilson River trail, Browns Camp/Gales Creek systems, etc?

    I know that the section of Gales Creek between Rt 6 and the campground will be the usual muddy bog for at least another month....just didn't know how the rest of everything was holding up with the rains in the last few weeks.

    Anything else to avoid, other than the section I mentioned?

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    Sandy is in great shape as of Wednesday. An interesting water crossing on FTL and the usual drainage issues on Flow Motion, but it was a super day.
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    Coast Range conditions:
    Storey Burn - great, barely any wet spots
    Gales Creek - about 1 mile closed about 3/4" of the way towards Bell Camp road

    Looks like everything was so dry, it just soaked up the rain we've got over the last month.

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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?
    From the horse's mouth: 44 Trails Association | Keep Single Track Single

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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!

    Trail Conditions Update 5/23 | 44 Trails Association

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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.
    thanks

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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.

    Have FUN!

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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.

    Have FUN!

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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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