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Middle Fork Willamette River #3609

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 1

27 miles along the Middle Fork Willamette River. Start at Sand Prarie Campground. Look for signs. A mix between the Mckenzie and the Umpqua. Short climbs, lots of rollers, cool terrain, challenging water crossings, great scenery. Can do as an out and back from below or shuttle from the top down. An all day adventure.
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Latitude
43.60140281890251
Longitude
-122.45189666748047
Trail Directions
From Highway 58, turn south at reservoir and follow all the way around and continue up the Middle Fork road to Sand Prarie Campground. Look for signs.
Trail Length
27 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Westfir
Country
USA
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Review Date
July 13, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: steelstump93 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a great ride with a variety of riding. Some up, but mostly down (shuttled it from timpanogas lake), some technical, but mostly smooth. I give a 4 for technical because of the upper section, the lower section I'd give a 3. Even though it's mostly down, if you ride the whole ~32 miles you'll be pretty wiped (unless you're in real good shape). There's a 2 mile section that inlcudes numerous stream/bog crossings that keep you off the bike most of the time, and almost made me rate the trail 4 instead of 5 stars. There is a horse trail that bypasses about half of this section that I would take next time. We rode the trail in early july so it (the wet part) may not be as bad later in the summer. Overall I consider it a must do ride that ranks up there with waldo lake. A light medium travel bike would be ideal.

Recommended Route:
Shuttle to the top of the trail near Timpanogas lake and park at one of the take out points down river. I think we finished at sand prarie. I would probably quit a few miles upstream next time.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Waldo
Upper Alpine is good, lower is OK.
Moon pt./youngs rock is OK.
Lots of other riding in the area



Comments
oregon111 (05/24/2010)
you are right about the wet part - wait until early Oct - then it is also a goo 'colors' ride

without a shuttle - you do a loop using the forest road - that way you can cover more trail

with a shuttle - I prefer to shuttle Youngs Rock and then include part of this ride - see a map

Also, hunters are to be watched out for...
One group of hunters made their campfire RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRAIL
Another group strung a line from a tarp accross the trail
One hunter had his gun pointed right at me as I came down the trail

Wear orange if you ride it in the fall
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