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Molalla River Corridor

Average Rating:    (3.84 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 25

Lots of up hill on road,trails are just KILLER! All skill levels,trails marked for skill.This is the best ride in Portland/Salem area.
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Latitude
45.158800738352106
Longitude
-122.58270263671875
Trail Directions
Find it yourself, we did.
Trail Length
20 miles of each
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Mollalla
   


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Review Date
September 24, 2012

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: K Pawley ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Rode in late September. The trails were in great condition, with a little loose stuff on the steep sections. I saw a few groups of horseback riders, but they were polite and friendly. I made sure to get off my bike and let them pass and there were no issues. I rode the rim trail to fern ridge to deer skull. Awesome, tight twisty singletrack with some great technical sections. I had to walk a few, but seriously, they're gnarly...

Recommended Route:
Huckleberry to rim. Head down any of the spurs that look interesting. There are maps at the trailhead and the trails are well marked with both name and difficulty level.



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Review Date
July 31, 2012

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dirtdude ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Checked out the trails on July 30 2012... There is much equestrian use and related damage. they are not staying on switch backs, they are trampling off trail, and their hoofs are sinking in to the trail tread up to 4 inches in some places. much much horse poop, horse flies are big and aggressive. Do not ride alone, horse back riders in the area are agressive!



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Review Date
September 22, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: stultorum ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Information you want:
Point your GPS here and drive: Hardy Creek Trail Head (45.039711,-122.489222)
Decent map, though missing Fern Ridge trail for some reason: http://www.mthoodterritory.com/packets/ride_11.pdf

Pros(many):
Trail layout - Quality markers at each entry point telling you name and difficulty. There are also a handful of quality, wood-built trail signs with maps. You'll stumble on your first in the Hardy Creek parking lot, the 2nd up the first climb where you decide "am I going north or south" and then at least one more that I remember towards the south end of the south side trails.
Terrain - Trails are generally well maintained and some sections are near mtb perfection (Macbeth loop is a definite stand out and only suffers from its diminutive length). There is a good amount of solid single track, with technical sections of rock, root, and switchback salt & peppered throughout.
Traffic - When I went (Sep 2010) there was no one but me and my buddy... no hikers, no horses.
Flats - None.
Lost - Never.
Cost - None (thank you BLM)
Elevation - Not a big deal... maybe 1000 feet if you exhausted the trail system.

Cons(2):
Horse pooh - Yes. But it's NOT THAT BAD! Seriously. Don't sleep on this place like I did b/c what all these other riders are saying. If it's that bad for you, go back to your angry trail runners and uninteresting miles of service roads (read: Forest Park).
Horse designed trails - Specifically the south side of Rim Trail is going to be hike-a-bike for all but the elite rider.

Tool for the job:
A bike that's under 30 pounds with 5-6 inches of travel. See also: Giant Reign or SC Nomad.

Recommended Route:
Park at Hardy Creek Trail Head
Do Northside...
Looney > Amanda > Clifford > Marks > Amanda > Macbeth > Amanda > Leapfrog > Amanda
.. to Southside...
Rim > Bear Loop > Rim Tie > Fern Ridge > Deer Skull

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Similar to Hagg Lake in terms of distance (~15 miles ) elevation changes (~1000 FT) but less people, more technical, and better trail marking.



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Review Date
July 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Bong_Crosby ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
We almost didn't ride with this trail system because of the recent bad reviews. We decided to disregard them and were glad we did. It was a fun day in the woods and I didn't see that many horses or their poop. They definitely did not pulverize or damage the trail that I could see. There were boggy sections but they would have been a mess whether horses were there or not.

Easy climbs on old roads and fun single track winding through a thick forest of trees. Plenty of shade most of the time. The trail ratings are pretty accurate from easiest, more difficult to most difficult. The easiest didn't throw anything unexpected at the more novice riders in the group and the more difficult caused some to jump off and walk around obstacles. The trail system is pretty small so a yo-yo approach worked best.

All in all this trail system isn't that great but considering the paucity of MTB single track in Portland and surrounding areas, you take what you can get.

Recommended Route:
Fern Ridge and Rim Trail



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Review Date
June 27, 2009

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: fluidmotion ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Dont bother with this trail. The horse riders have ruined any possibility of enjoying these trails. Its been dry out lately, but there where still muddy spots and the horse riders dont care. They create impassible sections all over. And dont even get me started on the crap that was everywhere. On top of that this trail had very poor flow. It seamed like I was constantly climbing and had no decent downhill sections. I'm all for earning my turns, but I didnt feel like I was being rewarded for my efforts here. My flow was interrupted by horse prints, horse crap, and blind corners hiding another steep uphill. I dont understand all the positive reviews??? There are several better rides in portland, and none of them involve driving through Molalla. I wouldnt be so harsh on this trail if it was closer to portland, not worth the time to get there. If you enjoy lots of technical uphill with very short and easy downhill then this is the place for you.

Recommended Route:
The route that takes you somewhere else.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Browns camp, Mac Forest, Hood River, Bend.



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