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Archery Range/Igo System

Average Rating:    (4.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

The Archery/Igo System is not a single trail or loop. It''s a mountain biker''s "playground" with many interconnecting trails contained in a relatively small area. You can ride for two or three hours and never be more than about a mile from the trailhead. The system contains all types of cross country riding; flat, fast sections, steep, short climbs and downhills, challenging rock gardens; virtually any type of riding to suit all cross country riders. The entire system is located in a scenic wooded setting only a ten minute drive or a twenty minute ride from LaGrande. These trails are located on privately owned land. The owner, a large corporation, has no problem with this property bieng used by the public for recreational purposes. The system is also used by hikers, runners, and equestrians.
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Latitude
45.38368240338647
Longitude
-118.09521675109863
Trail Directions
Take exit 265 off of Interstate 84. Go south on Island Ave. approx. 1 mile to second traffic light (Monroe St.). Turn right on Monroe. Go one short block to Spruce St. Turn right again and follow Spruce through a residential area, under I-84, over the river, past a park to Blackhawk Trail. Turn left on Blackhawk. Go approx. one half mile to Owsley Canyon Rd. Turn right on Owsley Canyon (the only way you can turn). Follow Owsley Canyon approx. two miles to a "Y" in the road. (Owsley turns to gravel after about a mile and climbs through a couple of switchbacks to the "Y"). Go up and around to the right and find a place to park. Entrance to the trail system is straight down 50 yards or so to a large green locked gate. Directly to the left of the large gate is a smaller "man-gate". Enter here. Fifty feet inside this gate you'll see single track either to the right or left. Take your pick, but the righthand trail is usually the better choice for the first time.
Trail Length
As long as you want it to be Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
LaGrande
Zip/Postal Code
97850
Web Address
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
January 26, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: skinlessfoot ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This area is under attack from logging and developing. I don’t know much about the details but check out this website www.mtemily.org. This is the only good mountain biking close to La Grande and I’m surprised that more people aren’t taking action to save this area. If you feel you have something to contribute to the cause it would definitely be for the greater good and worth your while.

www.mtemily.org

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I hear there are trails out by Lehman Hot Springs but I've never been there.



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Review Date
July 7, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: crawfose@onid.orst.edu ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Lot's of interconnecting loops, with TONS of switchbacks and direction changes. I can't say this is the best trail system that I've ever ridden on, but it was obviously put together by mountain bikers and is by far the best thing I've ridden in La Grande. It's pretty close to town and my in-law's house, so I no complaints there. I hope to explore the system some more this fall--from what I rode and heard from the LBSs, there's a good mix of technical riding thrown in on some of the trails. It's not Whistler, the Mckenzie River Trail, or the Northridge Trail, but it was a good time. If you are an advanced rider, you won't be signficantly challenged, but definitely check it out if you are in Eastern Oregon.



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Review Date
October 26, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jlarson ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail provides a sweet single track experience. You can select so many options...the hard part is picking one trail over another. There are sections that just "swoop", and there are tough, technical switch-back rides for the people who are looking for a great workout. There are also several hills that will definitelly get your heart rate up into the red zone. Ride for an hour or spend half a day. This could quite possibly be Northeast Oregon's best system of trails (and best kept secret). Cyclesports bike shop (on Island Avenue) in LaGrande offers maps of the area.



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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)