Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Elevation: +465/496 ft
Total: 90 riders
Mountain Biking Powell Butte Nature Park
#31 of 296 mountain bike trails in Oregon
This place is best ridden early mornings or weekdays due to lots of hikers and horse riders. Be aware of them at all times. Powell Butte has a few decent singletrack trails that are, however, not very long, but can give you a brief rush. There is nothing technical about Powell Butte. Pretty simple stuff here. The singletrack trails (six of them I think) branch from a doubletrack dirt road. There is another paved trail that is used a lot by hikers. The Mt. Hood Trail is the best and the steepest. Some rolling singletrack and roots to get the heart going. The best thing to do here is explore. I typically do 4-5 up-and-downs, trying to use different trails. Go early to avoid crowds. Yes, you will ride through a ton of spider webs, but it's worth it.
First added by spiderwebs on Sep 18, 2009. Last updated May 10, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: yes
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: yes
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: yes
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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The entrance to Powell Butte is on SE 162nd and Powell. Drive up to the parking area and begin riding. There are a few entrances at the bottom of the butte via bike, Springwater Corridor being the most popular.