Blue Mountain Singletrack Trails Club

Developing, Maintaining, and Enhancing Trails in Northeast Oregon

Trails in Notheast Oregon

Mt. Emil.y area

Owsley Canyon-Igo Lane-Mt. Emily
From easy to skilled, a wide variety of 4-season trails available for hiking, running, horsebacking, mountain biking, and x-country skiing. This 3700-acre recreation area is accessible from La Grande, Oregon via I-84 at exit 261. A short drive north from the freeway interchange take you right to your choice of several trail heads. A Trail Map is available by clicking here.

   

Umatilla Rim - Horseshoe Prairie Trail
Located just off Highway 204 across from Andres Prairie parking lot near Spout Springs Resort, this 9-mile singletrack route offers scenic overlooks of the Umatilla River Wilderness area.

Umatilla Rim aerial view
   
Fraser Campgroun area

Fraser Campground - Lehman Hot Springs Trail System
Located about 40 miles west of La Grande via Highway 244 on the Umatilla National Forest. Some singletrack and lots of great ATV doubletrack routes consisting of many loop rides from 5 to 40 miles in length.

   
Breshears - Mt. Fanny Trail
Located about 20 miles east of La Grande, this 20+-mile round-trip trail skims along the ridgeline overlooking the beautiful Grande Ronde Valley and features expansive valley scenes as well as the distant Elkhorn Mountain Range.
Aerial view of Breshears area
   
Two mountain bicyclists on the Elkhorn Crest Trail

Elkhorn Crest - Marble Pass to Sumpter or the North Powder River
A 20+-mile singletrack shuttle route accessible from Marble Pass out of Baker City. This challenging ride along the Elkhorn Mountain Crest is a technical trail route at the 7000-foot elevation level, but offers spectacular scenery. Sections of the trail route within the wilderness area are closed to motorized vehicles. Alternate destinations are the historic town of Sumpter or the North Fork of the Powder River. More....

 

 

Indian Creek/Bear Butte/Gorham Butte (Anthony Lakes area) Trails
There are at least 11 miles of singletrack/doubletrack trails that are maintained in the area. View/download the map, or stop by The Mt Works on Adams Ave in La Grande (541-963-3220) and pick up a map if you have not been to the area before—no trail signs.

Directions: take the Anthony Lakes Hwy to USFS Rd 7312. Turn right on 7312 and go about ¾ of a mile to the intersection of USFS Rds 7312 and 7320. Park on your right (at this intersection). Ride ~ 300 ft up Rd 7312 to the intersection with Rd 7315. Ride up USFS Rd 7315, which is on your left and gated (take the trail around gate). From this point follow the bike tracks since there are no signs. The ride includes a series of stacked loops which bring you back to the parking area.

 

 

Echo TrailEcho Trails
For those of you that need a good bike/trail/hike on dry soil head to the Echo, Oregon trails!
More...

 

 
Kennewick, WA State Police Trails
Take the 395 Exit at Kennewick (off Hwy 82), go ½ mile and turn right on the first paved road (access to the WA State Police office). Park at the concrete barriers—located about 600 ft south of Hwy 395. Really fast, non-technical trail system.

 

South Fork Walla Walla River Trail, Umatilla NF Trail 3225

South Fork Walla Walla River trailFeatures: Typically ridden as an out and back trail, this purpose built singletrack trail provides incredible variety: buff and smooth soils, loose rock, embedded rock, a little exposure, and many short ascents and descents, fast and flowing sections. Net ascent and descent from the trailhead to the summit and back is more than 5,000 ft each way—pack a big lunch!! (19 miles each way). Many loop and shuttle opportunities also exist (see USFS web page). Great views and a year round trail surface (snow may limit upper trail use from December through March); but the trailhead and lower portion of the trail are typically accessible year-round.

Mtn Bike Difficulty Rating: Easy to moderately strenuous—a green to blue trail (less technical to technical), with a smattering of “short” black sections -- with easy bypasses.
Bonuses: Great fishing, numerous wildlife (black bears, grouse and elk), old growth timber, and dog friendly.

Directions: Heading north on Oregon-Washington Hwy 11, as your drop down the hill and just prior to entering Milton-Freewater (at the base of the hill) turn right—follow the signs to Harris Park (about 12 miles). The road is a narrow paved road, except for the last 1/4 mile is gravel. The trailhead is located upstream of Harris Park and includes good parking, equestrian unloading and tie-up areas, and restrooms.

TCC -- Trail Care Crew logo Trail yield sign

 

About Us | Contact Us | ©2007 Blue Mountain Singletrack Trails Club

Website: big H design | Images ©2007 Gildemeister