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Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders
 

Mountain Biking Twin Lakes

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#209 of 297 mountain bike trails in Oregon
#17,053 in the world

The Twin Lakes Trailhead is a small facility located on the southern end of the Elkhorn Mountains. This is the lower access route into Twin Lakes. This facility has no amenities and is used by hunters, day hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.
The trail to Twin Lakes follows Lake Creek up the drainage climbing fairly steep through an open forest with scattered old growth spruce and Douglas-fir trees in the first portion. It crosses the creek once, about 1/2 mile from the trailhead. At approximately 2 miles up the trail, the junction with the old trail to Marble Pass to the south is still visible. From that point the trail traverses an open hillside meadow resplendent with wildflowers in the summer. Mountain goats are often seen in their haunts on the ridge west of the Twin Lakes basin. A large flat meadow just above the eastern shore of the lakes provides an ample camping area and grazing for horse; other camping areas exist between the two lakes. via fs.usda.gov

First added by Jeff Barber on Oct 10, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Baker City, Oregon travel south on Highway 7 (also known as the Elkhorn Scenic Byway) towards John Day, Oregon for about 22 miles to Deer Creek Road; Turn right on Deer Creek Road (also known as County Road 656 which will turn into Forest Road 6550) and go 3.3 miles to Forest Road 6540; Turn right on Forest Road 6540 and go 0.6 miles to road junction of Forest Roads 6540, 6530 and 030; Go straight on Forest Road 030 and go 2.5 miles to the trailhead entrance sign.
Visitors can park at the lower area near the entrance sign or up the steep road about 0.5 miles to the upper parking area.
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