January 26, 2012
This is great trail for beginners. My kids love it because they can ride almost every bit of it on their own, and there's a new surprize around every bend of this criss-crossing trail system.
The trail between the two parks is a little more challenging, but still a beginner-level trail. It has more rocks, roots and at least one water crossing. Beautiful scenery and lots of animals: elk, deer, turtles, frogs, snakes, salamanders, beavers, lizards, eagles, etc.
This trail doesn't seem to get much use, and it has good visibility, so I tend to ride it rather fast. Three miles up and 3 miles back is a pretty good workout at that pace.
Paved trail at Dorena Reservoir.