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Level: Intermediate
Length: 25 mi (40.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,189/1 ft
Total: 123 riders
 

Mountain Biking Post Canyon

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#11 of 302 mountain bike trails in Oregon
#392 in the world

By many accounts, Post Canyon has some of the most radical freeride action in the northwest. Because it is not on more regulated national forest land, locals were able to build extensive wooden features. The first mile and a half or so are on private land. Then it turns into State Park land and at the upper end it is Hood River County Forest land.

The lower section climbs gradually along a small meandering stream crossing back and forth over it 7 times, (which is how the "Seven Streams" trail got it's name). Up top, there are mind blowing wooden stunts built for experts, and a really fun practice area for learning called "Family Man". After the climbing effort is over, your reward is 4 miles of smooth, twisty, screaming single-track all the way home.

You can ride Post Canyon as an out & back, or connect up several trails to make a super fun loop ride. It rides best clockwise.

First added by justin70 on May 2, 2020. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
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Getting there
Follow Post Canyon road out of Hood. River township. Once it becomes dirt, you will see the trailhead.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Hood River, Oregon

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Q: Where do you get a complete map of all the trails?
A: Adventure maps has a good map for sell on their site (www.adventuremaps.net). The map (GPS rendered) is also available on the Avenza PDF map mobile app. The mobile app is handy when you finally decide to head back to the TH.

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  • WestWAEnduro
    *****

    This place was amazing. By far my favorite place to ride. Little bit of everything for every skill level.

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  • Josh L
    *****

    So many options and in different MTB disciplines. Definitly have to do multiple trips here and use different bikes to fully take advantage of what Post Canyon has.

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  • Hap Proctor
    *****

    Being from Florida, this place is never mentioned when discussing great Oregon trails, but I have more fun each I time I ride there. Plenty of stuff to keep you entertained. Beginner trails and wooden features can be found at Family Man TH. Multiple XC trails where you can loop together endless miles, but if climbing is your bag then you can find it too. GP is a DH blast, as good or better than most machine made flow trails. Hood River provides lots of refueling spots. Don't leave this place off your riding list.

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  • Lee Harris
    *****

    Great Place to ride. See our full review and video at:
    http://getsomeadventures.com/the-place-to-bike-in-hood-river-post-canyon/

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  • ducklover3
    ****

    Amazing freeride confusing maps though, huge jumps and great wood features

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  • paulafc
    *****

    Rode this trail at the end of September. It had been dry so trails were harpacked. We rode 8 track and upper 8 Track, then down into the canyon, GP, Charlies and back to the car. Great trail system. It was well marked and had loads of manmade features with options to ride or go around.

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  • flyman

    Great trail system! So many trails, so little time sums it up

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  • Chris Daniels
    *****

    This place is a riot! There is so much trail out there, the combinations are endless. I usually try to get up as far back into the park as I can (end of 160) then descend any combo of trail (170-dirt surfer-130-133-bad motor scooter-Charlie's-seven streams) or meander over to Mitchell's ridge. If you're in the Hood area, don't miss this one. Of course you do have Surveyors ridge to contend with... Good luck!

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  • skelldify
    ***

    This place is really hard to navigate. It covers a huge area. We were looking for big features and free ride lines and spent 1/2 day riding around on the dreaded flow trails and forest service roads before we found anything interesting. It also seemed like a fair amount of the trails had been destroyed by logging. The best bet seems to be to drive around on the forest service roads until you find a good area to session or a loop that you like.

    Don't follow the stupid directions on here. Take Country Club Rd to Riordian Dr and start at the Family Man area. There's some big enough stuff there to get you started, or you can make a flowy xc loop from there if that's your thing. Then work your way back into the woods by car.

    The $11 map from Dirty Fingers helped a bit. The free map at the Post Canyon Kiosk is useless.

    There is some really cool stuff, but you have to look for it.

    I would not call this "the most radical freeride action in the northwest." My buddy and I just completed a tour of various destinations in OR, and I'd have to give that honor to Black Rock.

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  • justin70
    *****

    Beautiful singletrack through the forest. A vast network, which I barely scratched the surface of. Found some beautiful flowing tracks with some local assistance.

    Downside is the trails are a bit of a maze, and not marked well enough for an anxious newcomer. However, out is mostly uphill and back is downhill, so if you can work with that it is definitely worth exploring.

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