Gales Creek Trail

4.33 out of 5
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Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Gales Creek CG to Reehers Camp Trailhead. Singletrack climb to Bell Camp Rd and fun descent into Reehers
added by sklopcicGranny Gear
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (2)

Granny Gear

March 23, 2015
ericag Granny Gear  
Review: This trail was awesome. It seems to hold up extremely well to rain, has some fun obstacles including a few creek crossings and even a rock garden (never see those out in Oregon!!). This can be a beginner ride or a fun intermediate ride.


Granny Gear

April 6, 2015
Review: Great track out and back. Definitely some uphill sections to be taken seriously no matter your ride level.
The Reehers descent is a blast, but gets steep at points, forcing a guy/girl to use his/her brakes a bit more than going back. I reached the 9.5 mile mark at the bridge just before the last 1.7 mile section to Reehers Camp, and found the trail to be mushy, not well used, and kind of boring for the first half mile, so I turned around. Coming back up out of Reehers can be a bit daunting if you aren't well conditioned, and if you don't have good tires. I find that my hard tail has a hard time getting up over some of the tree roots due to lack of flex. Full suspension riders shouldn't have a problem. Would help if my legs were stronger too. :)

The descent back into Gales Creek is almost completely down hill flow, with the exception of a few uphill sections towards the end. During the rainy season, there tends to be muddy sections on corners, so be careful that you don't hit a blind corner too fast if its wet, or you may just end up on the ground, likely in pain.

All in all, its a fantastic trail, and amazing for conditioning and strengthening the legs. I would not at all consider this to be a beginners track, though. If you're a beginner, I would do something more like Elk Creek, or Wilson River. Unless you already train in the gym, and do tons of leg work, fitted into a circuit style session, I suggest going elsewhere, unless you're brave. I rate it at intermediate to difficult due to uphill sections.

Similar Trail: Browns Camp Loop, Wilson River


July 16, 2014
Review: If you like riding singletrack through a canopy of trees, then this is the trail for you. About 45min to an hour from Portland. Not crowded at all when I have been there.

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