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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +261/264 ft
Total: 10 riders
 

Mountain Biking Thurston Hills Natural Area

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#94 of 297 mountain bike trails in Oregon
#4,111 in the world

Built and maintained by The Disciples of Dirt. Grand opening Jul 14, 2018.

First added by Jeff Barber on Jul 13, 2018. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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  • Ben Hansen
    *****

    While the trails are limited the overall quality is quite high. Acer spades is fun and flow, and yeehaw is a bit techy with a nice climb.

    My views might change in a couple of years. I'm a 40 yr old who got back into biking after a few decades off. This is a great trail to session to practice berms, small jumps, some rocks, and climbing. Oh the climbing. At first I didn't 1-2 laps of the lower, now I'll do 2 full laps. Again, I'm a quickly improving beginner/intermediate rider. I wouldn't spend the day here. But it's 1-2 hours of awesome fun to start or end the workday in the summer.

    My only complaint is the lower the section does not drain very well. One trip down and your tires are practically caked in clay. On summer days, the dirt is glorious and beautiful. In the fall, they become greesy pizza sauce that are nearly impossible to keep traction on. The berms are draining pretty well though.

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  • phbarnhart
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    Awesome trail, close to town. uphill is mixed use but the downhill sections are bike only (and well signed). My understanding is that the area has some pretty significant expansion coming up. The only thing keeping it from 5 stars is the limited trail selection, once it's all built out it should be a 5 star for sure.

    There's a rack with tools for adjustments in the parking lot as well as a well maintained bathroom facility.

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