Level: Beginner
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Other
Elevation: -
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Oregon Zoo Downhill

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#159 of 305 mountain bike trails in Oregon
#7,588 in the world

Most of the trails are no bikes in Washington Park but if you look hard you can find a way down without breaking any park rules. This downhill is a mix of road trails and small paved walk ways. Please dont skid. Watch for others and have fun.

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
Want to do laps from the city train? Take the W bound train from Goose Hollow In downtown Portland to the zoo stop. Its the first stop. From there its all downhill back to the city. You should pay the fare for the train but its only a 5 min ride. You take your chances on a fine if you dont pay. You will need a bike pass to ride the train as well. You can get them at most bike shops after watching a 5 min video. Take elevators to the top when you get off the train.
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Closed (on Apr 29, 2011)
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  • Treadlightly

    This trail has been deemed off limits by most of the hikers that call forest park home. If you ride here, be prepared to pay a 225.00 ticket for riding in the park. I was stopped by a group of about 3 park rangers and given a very stern warning about riding in the park. BEWARE of park rangers.

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  • guinness4breakfast

    I wouldn't go out of my way to do this but there are a lot of trails through the park that never get used. I used to work in Beaverton and take this as my route home. I'm not sure if the trails I was on where officially no bikes or not but the only time I ever saw anyone on them was the first warm day of spring where some jogger would yell at me that this was their trail in which case I would say sorry and know I had another 365 days until I would get yelled at again. I agree bikes need to stay off the main trails as this just creates a bad name for bikers and there is a lot of foot traffic so I can see why bikes aren't allowed but I say go ahead and yell at me if you want but if I see one person on a trail all year I don't really care.* Review edited 4/23/2010

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  • kirkslack

    You will not encourage trails to be opened by posting that people should bomb through Washington park from the Zoo to downtown. There is no singletrack open to mountain bikes in the park and all the riding I have noticed (including being hit twice) has been on illegal trails. By the way, I am a mountain biker not some hiker ranting to hear myself rant. I would like to see other trails opened as well, but this is not the way to make that happen. Responsible use is the way.

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  • aabiking

    I walked/jogged 11 miles of the trails in this park.There are over 75 miles of trails that are deemed for foot travel only. What a shame, these trails wood be awsome single track. I did see a couple of guys on downhill rigs riding and they were a little rude to the walkers, telling them to move over. That does not give mountain bikers a good name. I think with this many trails, Portland should deem some of them biking trails. I would definitely take my bike next time I go for business.

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