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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +721/ -636 ft
Total: 53 riders

Mountain Biking Whypass

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#42 of 306 mountain bike trails in Oregon
#2,200 in the world

"Whypass Trail" is a bit of a misnomer as this is actually a system of interconnected trails that run through the forested hills on both sides of the paved BLM road the parking lot is on. Although this web of singletrack can seem a bit confusing, there is little chance of actually getting lost since virtually every rideable section of it eventually leads back to the road.
The trails here vary from narrow and unimproved to fairly wide, much improved singletrack designed specifically for MTBing. The latter of these are excellent in quality and include features such as large, well-constructed berms and jumps-things you won't find on the Forest Service trails in this area. They also differ from those trails in that they don't go anywhere. That is, there are no rivers, lakes, connectors, hinterland shelters, alpine meadows or sweeping vistas to be had. The trail is what it is: a MTB trail. But it is an excellent one.
Nowhere are the trails excessively rocky or rooty, and the majority of them are exceptionally smooth, winding and fast. There are a number of switchbacks and several fairly steep, but mostly short, climbs. Anyone riding here can expect to enjoy hours of exploration, or hours of finding and riding favorite (and exhilarating) loops. The variations are seemingly endless.
There is very little signage on the system, and no official map that depicts it in its entirety, so come prepared to explore. Also, there are no perennial water sources, so bring as much as you'll need.

First added by MarcS on Jun 26, 2013. Last updated May 10, 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
From the General Store on Territorial Rd. in the small town of Lorane (about 20 miles SSW of Eugene), travel east on Siuslaw Rd. about 1.5 miles. Turn onto the first paved road on the left, and go about another mile. The parking lot is on the left where a large gravel pile is. The trailhead(s) are a few more yards up the road on the right.

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