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Level: Beginner
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,010/ -1,021 ft
Total: 51 riders

Mountain Biking Forest Park - Leif Erikson Drive

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#113 of 305 mountain bike trails in Oregon
#5,073 in the world

A good ride for a beginer on a Mt. or cross bike. There is some good single track on side trails but most are closed to bikes. The people of Portland make a stink when they find you ridding them so watch out . Fire lane # 1 and # 3 are great down hills but are short. You can shuttle them if you have a car or truck.

First added by beantownmessenger on Sep 18, 2004. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
If you can find downtown Portland Oregon You can find the Trail. Head out of town on Burnside drive. On NW 23rd st turn R and then L on Thurman Rd. Head up the hill to Forest Park and the trails. The trail head is only about 3 miles from downtown Portland.

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Rider questions

Q: Can I ride this trail on my road bike?
A: If you’ve got wider tires (30mm+) you should be ok when it is dry. It can be pretty bumpy in places and there are occasional dips, rocks or loose sticks that I wouldn’t want to hit with 90 psi skinny road tires and a rigid frame. If it is at all wet, I’d definitely want tires with some deeper grip than street tires.