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    suggestions for beginner trails

    Taking a friend mountain biking for their first time. Looking for some smooth single track with not too much climbing. Already did forest park. Guess its not technically their first time. Just looking for some easy single track.
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    C.L.I.M.B. trail at Cascade Locks
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    You failed to mention your range of travel.

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    Oops. Within an hour or so from Portland.
    Thanks for the info on the climb trail nh. That's sounding pretty good.

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    You are welcome. There is also the XC trail at Stub Stewart to look at.
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    I've never been to CLIMB trail but I'd suggest stub stewart for some beginner friendly xc riding.

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    The Cascade Locks trails are very recent, and while I have not been out there yet they got good reviews on the OBRA list after short track XC and CX events last year. Most of Hagg Lake is good riding but probably too muddy this time of year.
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    Powell Butte? Haven't been there in ages, but many of the trails used to be very beginner-friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowJoeCrow View Post
    Most of Hagg Lake is good riding but probably too muddy this time of year.
    Hagg, especially out in the field crossings is a sticky goo mess. I was just out there for a road ride a couple of days ago and looked at the trails. Under the trees isn't too bad, but the clay stuff in the grassy areas is still basically unrideable.

    I haven't ridden them in a while, but Powell Butte and Mount Tabor have some limited rides right there in Portland.

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