Forest Park is primarily designed for pedestrians, but there are a handful of fire roads and single tracks that combine to make about 28 miles of intermediate trails suitable for mountain biking within this world-class urban trail system. There are at least 12 trails that now have designated bike access, including the popular 11-mile Lief Erikson Trail. Forest Park is easily accessed and perfect for new or intermediate riders or those who are hungry for the trail but do not have time to drive very far.
A drive out to the geologically diverse and beautiful Mount Saint Helens will provide plenty of elevation gain and some great technical challenges. The ride from the Ape Canyon Trail to the Plains of Abraham combines epic scenery, diversity of terrain, and technical challenge, making it one of the top-rated routes in the Northwest.
Races: Oregon Off-Road Series
Groups: Northwest Trail Alliance