There are plenty of great mountain bike trails around the Eugene and Portland area in Oregon. A positive aspect of living in Oregon, from a mountain biking standpoint, is that there are tons of trails through the woods. I myself prefer to use logging roads when mountain biking, but there are lots of mountain bike trails as well. Here is a list of the top 5 mountain bike trails in Oregon.
Trail 1: Mt. Tabor
This mountain bike trail is located in the Portland area. Mt. Tabor is a great trail for beginners as it only takes 1 to 2 hours to go round trip. There are many different trails at Mt. Tabor so this is a great one to start with if you haven’t done much mountain biking. There aren’t any steep inclines at Mt. Tabor so the many will find the trail easier than most. For directions to the Mt. Tabor mountain bike trail click here.
Trail 2: South Willamette
The South Willamette mountain bike trail is located in the Eugene area. Round trip the overall distance of this track is 9 miles. This difficulty of this trail is mountain bike trail is considered to be intermediate difficulty. This is largely due to the fact that some parts of the trail are steep. For directions to the South Willamette trail click here.
Trail 3: McDonald Forest
The McDonald Forest mountain bike trail is located in the Corvallis area which is about an hour drive north of the city of Eugene. There are many trails to choose from but most of them require an intermediate skill level. The overall distance of the main trail is 12 miles round trip and takes about 2-3 hours to complete. Parts of the track are dirt road, and some parts of the trail are relatively steep. For directions on how to get to McDonald Forest click here.
Trail 4: Mt. Defiance
Mt. Defiance is located in the Columbia Wilderness area and only some of the trails allow bikes. Overall the total distance of this trail is 5 miles round trip. This mountain bike trail is best suited for intermediate mountain bikers as there is a steady climb to the trail. At the end of the trail after biking up 5000 feet you will have a great view of the gorge. For directions to the Mt. Defiance mountain bike trail click here.
Trail 5: Gales creek
This trail is in the Portland area and is best suited for mountain bikers with advance skill. Round trip the overall distance of this mountain bike trail is 7 miles. This track is considered advance because parts of the trail are steep and require some skill. Although somewhat difficult this trail is rated highly by many mountain bike entyusiest. For directions to the Gales creek mountain bike trail click here.