Mount Hood National Forest

Mountain Biking
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Ramona Creek, Mount Hood National Forest
Ramona Creek, Mount Hood National Forest (Purestock/Getty)

In general, cross-country ski trails, old logging roads, and paved backcountry roads provide bikers with a wide variety of biking opportunities. Be sure to check with other area Forest Service offices for additional Mt. Hood National Forest biking opportunities. All wilderness areas are closed to bike use. The 1964 Wilderness Act prohibits all motorized and mechanized use in the wilderness. Violators will be subject to fines.

Please show other Forest users the courtesy and respect you would like them to show you. Slow down when approaching hikers and horses and warn them of your approach. Mountain biking is a relatively new Forest activity.

Mountain Biking Trails

Larch Mountain Loop
A four trail, figure-8 loop with an elevation change of 1,000 feet. Rated "more difficult" due to poor trail tread conditions, the Larch Mountain Loop takes the rider into majestic stands of old-growth forests.

Larch Mountain Trail
Trail #: 441
Mileage: 2.0 miles
Start/End Points: Larch Mt. picnic ground to Multnomah Creek Way #444

Multnomah Creek Way
Trail #: 444
Mileage: 2.7 miles
Start/End Points: Larch Mt. #441 to Oneonta #424

Multnomah Spur
Trail #: 446
Mileage: 0.8 miles
Start/End Points: Multnomah Creek Way #444 to Oneonta #424

Oneonta Trail
Trail #: 424
Mileage: 3.2 miles
Start/End Points: Larch Mt. Road to Multnomah Spur #446

Gorge Trail 400 Area
Year-round cycling is available on this low-elevation trail, which traverses below the high basalt cliffs of Columbia Gorge. While the grade is gentle, numerous rock talus crossings offer a challenge to the skilled rider. Wauna Viewpoint has one of the best views in the Bonneville area.

Gorge Trail
Trail #: 400
Mileage: 3 miles
Start/End Points: Dodson to Nesmith #428

Gorge Trail
Trail #: 400
Mileage: 4.6 miles
Start/End Points: McCord Creek to Eagle Creek Campground

Wauna Viewpoint Trail
Trail #: 402C
Mileage: 0.1 miles
Start/End Points: Gorge #400 to Wauna Viewpoint #402

Wauna Viewpoint Trail
Trail #: 402
Mileage: 1.8 miles
Start/End Points: Eagle Creek Campground to Powerline

Buck Point Trail
Trail #: 439
Mileage: 0.6 miles
Start/End Points: Eagle Creek Campground to Buck Point

Gorge Trail
Trail #: 400
Mileage: 2.4 miles
Start/End Points: Eagle Creek Campground to Cascade Locks

Rainy Wahtum
An old road that traverses the spine of Waucoma Ridge (the crest of the Cascade Range) with spectacular views of the Columbia Wilderness.

Trail #: 409
Mileage: 3.9 miles
Start/End Points: Rainy Lake to Wahtum Lake Parking Lot

Knebal Springs Loop
Views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Rainier highlight this fun, nine-mile loop.

Mountain Biking Roads

Larch Mt. Highway
Mileage: 14 miles
Description: Corbelt to Top of Larch

Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway
Mileage: 7 miles
Description: Bridal Veil to Ainsworth Park

Palmer Mill Road
Mileage: 10 miles
Description: Larch Mt. Road to Bridal Veil

Old Camp A Loop
Mileage: 4 miles
Description: Off Larch Mt. Highway

Multnomah Basin Road
Mileage: 2 miles
Description: Off Palmer Mill Road (good ORV use area)

Powerlines Road
Mileage: 10 miles
Description: Off Camp A Loop to Aims (good ORV use area)

Forest Road N20
Mileage: 3 miles
Description: Off Larch Mt. Highway

BPA Powerlines Road
Mileage: 5 miles
Description: Near Tanner Falls Trailhead

Bry Creek Road
Mileage: 2 miles
Description: Cascade Locks

Old Military Road
Mileage: 4 miles
Description: Cascade Locks to Wyeth. Loops to Powerlines Road.

Powerlines Road
Mileage: 4 miles
Description: Old Military Road to Cascade Locks to Wyeth


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