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Oxbow Park

Average Rating:    (2.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

About 8 mi. of enjoyable but non-technical singletrack with great views of the river. It has a few exposed roots to keep it fun and a few sandy sections to keep you honest. You can make it about 11+ miles if you start on the pavement at the ranger station ($3 parking, no dogs, gates lock at legal sunset). Bikes are limited to the out & back section and a lollipop loop on a ridge-top meadow (please stay on designated trails so we don't lose what little we have). The trail starts near the river at Group Picnic Area 'A'. Its basically flat as it winds along the river bank past many a port-a-potty, fisherman, picnic table, etc. Then it climbs a short singletrack to a steep fireroad for about 500ft (which can be brutal if its been recently covered in 1-2" of gravel). The ridgetop/meadow loop is short & has more great views, but its best to avoid this section if its wet - its a horse trail and it will be thrashed. Then reverse the route to the car. It's mostly beginner but has some easy intermediate.
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Latitude
45.49263040497991
Longitude
-122.2946548461914
Trail Directions
From I-84 take the exit to Lewis & Clark State Park (just E. of the Outlet Mall), head South, go right on 2nd? bridge & follow signs for 'awhile' to Oxbow Park. From Portland, take I-205's Division Street exit East toward Gresham. Follow signs to Oxbow (bring a map in case you miss the signs, but its easy).
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Gresham
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 21, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: arcellus ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
It is what it is.. a few miles of singletrack in a heavily-used county park. It can be fun if you've got the right attitude. Don't expect an epic backcountry trek here; you won't find it. If you're just looking for some singletrack to roll on someday after work, this is worth the trip.

Recommended Route:
Get a map from the entrance booth and make up your own route. I started with the gravel climb to the ridge-top loop, which was fun a couple of times around. Then I dropped into the dense network of trails in the woods by the campground, made a few loops, and finished with the out-and-back along the river. Total ride time was about 90 minutes, which justifies the 25-minute drive from downtown portland.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Knebal Springs/8-Mile Creek Loops on Mt. Hood, Gales Creek and Brown's Camp in Tillamook S.F., Lewis River Trail in Washington



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Review Date
September 26, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

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4.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Dan , from Portland

Summary:
Well the map of the park says there are about 6 miles of bikable trails, after riding ever inch of marked trail I would really doubt that. With a total elevation gain of about 300' including all undulations.
I counted one 'technical' obstacle on the entire system and it could easly be ridden over.
That said it is a really pretty ride over good condition trails with a variety scenery.
I would definitley recommend this trail system to someone looking to do something a little different in their fitness routine but does not have a lick of bike handling skills. However if you have ever ridden a bike off a paved road this is probably not the place to go.

Recommended Route:
All of them.



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Review Date
February 19, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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3.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by:  , from OraGone

Summary:
While its never going to be a destination trail, its amusing, got a beautiful locale, is some of the closest singletrack to downtown, and can help mix up the routine a bit. A good one to bring a date on or for the aspiring mtn biker. Sure wish there was more hills & technical stuff though, but fun nonetheless. Plus the sand does wonders for my chain... It gets three stars b/c of great views and the fact that it is actual singletrack less than 1.5 hrs from Portland....

Recommended Route:
There is only one...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mt. Hood.



Comments
Sasquatchcycles (11/20/2007)
What about the loop of of gordon creek road that doesn't connect with the rest?
Sasquatchcycles (11/20/2007)
What about the loop off of Gordon Creek Road that doesn't connect with the rest?
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