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Norm's Trails

Average Rating:    (3.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

All sorts of good stuff for every type of rider. Lots of log rides ladders and bridges. The trals have teeter-totters and everything else you could ever want. At least 16 miles of singletrack and endless miles of logging roads
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Latitude
46.15466392779459
Longitude
-123.71943354606628
Trail Directions
head east on highway 30, 39.06 miles east past the longview bridge or 6.94 miles west of astoria. About .5 miles east of Fernhill road. Turn down claremont rd. go to the end of the road park your rig where the pavement ends grab a trail map and ride. For better directions go to: http://www2.bus.orst.edu/students/w/wennk049/website/index.htm
Trail Length
16 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Astoria
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Review Date
August 26, 2010

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Dr Sloth ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This used to be a fun place to go ride. It has been logged and destroyed. Destroyed so much that I would say this trail listing should be removed. :(

Very sad

Recommended Route:
Don't bother



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Review Date
November 13, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: pbr ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Unfortunately Norm's Trails remain covered in blow down. In addition, the logging that was always looming over Norm's head is now taking place. This is actually a good thing, as it opens the possibility of bringing some of the trails back.

We've been gathering Astoria/ Clatsop County based mountain bikers together, and are in the process of reclaiming the Taylorville Trails (near Wauna) as well as the trails above.

Here is a link to a current status report of the Astoria Area:
http://www.ihatebikes.net/wordpress/blog/the-search-for-riding-on-the-north-coast-astoria-oregon/



Comments
mtnbiker72 (01/26/2010)
Yea, I used to ride them in 2005 and 2006 but when I visited in late 2007 they were already in rough shape.
Dr Sloth (08/26/2010)
Well, took the kids there a few weeks ago and certainly, I was shocked. The entire area had been logged and the trails I was familiar with are now logging roads. Looks like this place is officially done. :(
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Review Date
April 20, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: imcodefour ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Unfortunately the "hurricane" here in Dec of '08 wiped these trails out. It appears someone is working on rebuilding a bit, but it always runs into massive tree falls. Too bad :(



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Review Date
June 6, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: davidlovesmountainbiken ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good stuff if you're in the area looking for some solid cross country trail. If any locals read this please contact me at davidsmeisner@comcast.net cause I'd like to help chear some of the trees, especially the big ones off of the trails. Some of the really fun trails aren't useable right now due to big blow down. High Joy is one that comes to mind, the Cross Over trail and others I can't think of the name of. I'm working in the area every other week and would love to show up with and help clear the trails and do my part to keep this great network flowing. Someone has been cutting trees but a lot more needs to be done. I've been doing some brushing, clearing small brush though I want to get those big trees outta there. Hook me up so I can help out. I've not worked a chain saw though could rent one and give er a go if someone else was there in case I cut my leg off or got flattened by a big roller. Catch you later.
-David.

Recommended Route:
Any and all.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Are there any others in the area?



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Review Date
October 11, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: davidlovesmountainbiken ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Rode Norms trails about a month ago. Wanted to get the word out that most all, 99% of all the built up stuff has deteriated and rotted away. The trails are still great for easy to extremely technical cross country with steeps, tons of wet roots and sick climbs. Do beware though. There's a section in this trail system called Snake Bite where there used to be some great log rides with medium consequence. I walked over one dangerous unstable slippery bridge hoping to locate more stuff on other other side though 1/2 way across the bride the deteriated ladder that is about 6 feet above a streem started to rock back and forth. I didn't want to go back across so I exited on a dirt road with No Tresspassing signs hoping to reconnect with another section of trail up the road. Do not do this. I got a seriously psyco gun toating, screaming, froathing at the mouth wild man going off about us @&*%#! mountain bikers crossing his land. He threatened to shoot me, take my bike and told me others might do the same if his buds saw me in the area. I think his bark was worse than his bite but the dude was shooting his gun into the woods around me after he followed me off his property. So you probably don't want to crss the no-tresspassing signs around here due to crazy logger types probably doing way to much meth. The trails though are fun and very challenging is parts. Lots of sections to pull together and it's hard to get lost because most trails lead back to connecting veins back to your car. Have fun and watch out for barking chasing big dogs and wacked out crazies who aren't IMBA members. Piece.

Recommended Route:
All fun for all levels.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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