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Gorge Trail #400

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

A moderately easy out and back ride. The ride starts with a somewhat steep 1 mile climb, with a 2 mile gradual downhill to Eagle Creek. One of Oregon's many treasures, the Gorge is home to beautiful scenery and vegetation that at times seems unreal.
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Latitude
45.63096544768249
Longitude
-121.95347785949707
Trail Directions
Drive east on I-84. Take the Bonneville Dam Exit #40. At the stop sign, turn right and pull into the parking lot at the Wahclella Falls Trailhead.
Trail Length
6 miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Portland
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: santacruzsl52 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Ok so i started mountain biking a couple months ago. My friend and his dad took me on this trail as my first ride, theyve been riding for 3 years. The trail is fairly smooth through out, its an awesome single track though. My first time the first 1 or so climb kicked my a$$. The rest of the ride though was pretty much rolling hills and some steep switch backs going down. I was dead by the time we reached the turnaround lol. The trail is really smooth and fun and i think ive ridden it 2 times now and seen 1 other person on it, a local jogger. Its a fun trail, short and sweet at 13 miles with some good climbs too. I would reccomend this trail to anyone, im taking my cousin and friend for their first ride on it tomoro. =p

Recommended Route:
Parking lot, to down the hill where the trail head is. then follow that till you hit the road. Go up the road and... i dont remember the rest lol. its really self explanitory. lol

Other recommended trails in the same area:
In the area theres Sincline, which a gruesome 3.5 mile climb all in the sun. (dont reccomend that unless your going for a hard workout) Then theres powell butte in Gresham, fun park to ride in, usually isnt to crowded, lots of trails there and good climbs. i like to practice my switchbacks there.



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Review Date
January 9, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: wardy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Ive been riding this trail 20 years twice a year , in the 90s you would see alot of bikers ,but for some reason nobody rides it anymore,the only people i see is trail crews working on it ,so i guess we have are own personel singletrack, its close to portland and there are options to make this trail difficult.If thats what your looking for.

Recommended Route:
start from bonniville exit coming from portland ,trailhead on the right .Climb 1 mile 4-6% come to gravel rode (turn right to climb up tanner creek 4 miles 6-15% all the way) left will bring you down to sharp left in rode ,take R puts you back on trail 400 go down.(very fast DH at times with BIG drops off the side )Cross bridge quick L then R go through day campground up for 100 yards, you will see a trail with a small ditch in front of it.This is 400 again at the bottom of the hill R on rode ,take rode up then down for approx 2 miles take trail on R follow for 3 miles reach pacific crest trail.Turn around and go back(14 mile out and back ,add tanner creek makes it a good day 22 miles 2500 vert)



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Review Date
April 16, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rnchgrl24 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode this trail last Summer. Very steep uphill climb right off the bat with virtually no time to warm up.

I am new to Portland from SoCal and was looking for some cool trails. My brother and I rode this trail and we did not see ANY BIKERS or ANYONE else the whole ride, and this was mid-Summer in the am. The trail was pretty overgrown in parts, and lot of spiders.

Quite a technical trail because of the steepness and the fact that you are biking on a tight single track up the gorge. If you lose your balance and go over the trail it is quite a fall down.

I swerved off the trail once because I had gone through a huge spider web and freaked out a little. No big deal b/c luckily some bushes caught my fall.

I don't think I would go back, or not at least until I have tried some other trails in Portland.

If you like steep single track and not afraid of heights and spiders, you may enjoy this trail.



Comments
rydog9991 (02/20/2008)
This person rode the hiking trail that is right off the parking lot. If you do this than be ready for sharp rocks, steep drop offs and tight trails. The actual trail #400 is baisically a road path just up the hill from the parking lot. Its boring and easy. If you do want to try the hiking trail to Wahclella falls make sure you have fs bike with plenty of travel and tuff tires due to the sharp rocks.
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