Mountain Biking


Mountain biking in the Gorge is some of the best in the United States. Trails wind through old-growth forest, along volcanic plains, and along wildflower-covered slopes. There are cross-country rides, freeride areas, shuttles, climbs, and just about anything else you could imagine riding your bike over. Click through to the pages for more information about the rides, and email current conditions to twomirrors at gmail dot com.

Current Trail Conditions and links to detailed information

as of 6/4/2024

Hospital Hill: Open with ticks and poison oak. Cattle out. NO DOGS.
Post Canyon: Open top to bottom
Whoopdee: open and fun and filled with flowers.
Syncline: Open with ticks and poison oak and hundreds of hikers.
Kitchen Sink: Open for bikes and motos.
Columbia Hills / Crawford Oaks: Open.
8-Mile: Open.
Knebal: Open.
Dog River: Open.
Oak Ridge: Open. Nice place to take your bike for a hike!
Surveyor’s: Open.
Gorge 400 at Wyeth: Open.
Ape Canyon: Not yet.
Lewis River: Open as of 5/10 according to USFS.
Falls Creek: Lower section open. Horse camp not yet.
Buck Creek/Nestor Peak: Open.
Fifteenmile: Not yet.
Bear Springs: open.
Gunsight/Gumjuwac: Not yet.
Boulder Lakes: Not yet.
High Prairie/450 Trail: Not yet.
Cooks Meadow: Open from 44 to 650 road.
3 Corner Rock: Not yet. Unsure of current condition.GPS track here.
Sandy Ridge: Open and awesome as always.
Siouxon: Open 

7 replies on “Mountain Biking”

the lower TH and first few hundred yeads of trail that switchback up the hillside are completely destroyed by logging road building, which is not really explained on the DNR website. The trail itself is open from the upper TH below the peak. While there’s surprisingly little to no blow down, most of the trail is so overgrown it’s not actually visible while riding it. I rode the entire lower section, and ended up exiting the final switchback still remaining, bushwhacking down hill for 300 feet or so until I got to the new road’s backstope cliff, and repelled down by shouldering my bike and using vines as a rope. workers said they hoped to be finished with road work by july 2018, and had no information as to when the trail might be rerouted to a new TH. I would imaging that’s year(s) away. hopefully it’ll happen before the forest completely swallows the trail permanently.