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Silver Falls State park

Average Rating:    (3.63 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Singletrack mostly, some fireroads, but with some exploring a whole lot of good rides can be found. The park map doesn't show anywhere near all the routes that are signed as multi-use trails. Try heading up to the perimeter trail.
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Latitude
44.8711994397105
Longitude
-122.65016555786133
Trail Directions
Go East of Salem and follow the signs,they're everywhere.The first parking lot is an "Equestrian Access",or something.Park there and descend into the park on some singletrack. it helps to pick-up a trail map at the entrance first though.That would be a little further up the road.
Trail Length
20 miles or more,or less
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Salem
   


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Review Date
May 24, 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: wardy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
great trail ,get a map there is many options , LOOK CLOSE at the park map it shows grade and you can get some BIG vert .We rode 11.5 miles and climbed 2500 ft . Who would of thonk not me surprise anouther place to train. Sometime you think your gona have a easy day with the wife, and you have fun after all

Recommended Route:
rim trail and all the fingers and switch backs

Other recommended trails in the same area:
this trail is alot like story burn in the coast range



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Review Date
November 10, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: offroadfanatic ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trails.
Lots of options.
Great training for uphill, great fun going down.
Always fun in the mud.
Some downhill is a little messy due to the horses turning it into a staircase like descent.

Recommended Route:
Start at the parking lot at the lookout. Ride up the road, take the second road on the rh, and just across from the horse riding area is trail 210.
Ride that down to Buck Mtn. Loop.
Finish the loop, head back out the way you came in.



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Review Date
May 13, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sickbikerchick ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Rode this trail on 5-12-07 apparently after a pretty big wind storm. The trail was not all that difficult, but was littered with debris and fallen trees about 96% of the ride. For anyone interested in a nice downhill ride, I recommend riding the perimeter trail clockwise. You will have a steep (shorter) climb in the beginning, but mostly downhill from there. The 6 or 7 fallen trees we came across were later reported to the Ranger Dude who had said that was the first report of the incident. Hopefully, in a few days it will be rideable once again. Overall, the trail was not what I expected it to be but has potential to be a really great trail once cleaned up.

Recommended Route:
We parked at Howard Creek and started from Buck Mtn Trail up to Perimeter Trail (*This was ALL UPHILL). From there we headed counter-clockwise to North Falls parking lot and then on back to Howard Creek via road. This would be a great loop for cross country riders or for a good workout, but if you're a downhiller I recommend going clockwise. You will have shorter climbs and longer decents.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
A few days prior we walked the 10 Falls Trail, which is nice for pictures and stuff but no other biking in the area is allowed unless you're on the road.

Black Rock and Post Canyon are other great freeride trails "kind of" in the area if you're driving around.



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Review Date
August 27, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: glogaub ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode this trail on 8/27/05 after not riding for over a month. The climbs were challenging and it was really hot. It was definitely worth the work at then end when I got some beautiful singletrack.

Recommended Route:
I parked at the south viewpoint area and rode about .25 miles to the equestrian trail access (this way, you can avoid the park fee). I stayed high and took the Smith Creek Trail until it met up with the Buck Mountain Loop. This was all mostly doubletrack. I followed that to the the Perimeter Trail. This is where the real fun started. Pure singletrack and screaming down switchbacks. However the terain reversed it's course and soon I was struggling on some steep climbs. Halfway through the Perimeter Trail it starts to head toward the water. This was the best part of the ride. 3.12 miles of gently declining slope. I loved getting my speed up and carving the trails like a Thanksgiving turkey. I ended at the North Falls parking lot. It took almost 3 hours. From there I started to ride the rode to get back to the car. I was so tired from not riding in a long time, I was fortunate to flag down a nice guy with a pickup truck and I hitchhiked out of the park back to my car.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
McDonald Forest, Corvallis
McKenzie River Trail



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Review Date
December 14, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: wile_e_coyote ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I road this trail on 12-11-04, Mud everywhere, had a great ride though not one person on the trail I road the Buck Mountian Loop, Started at the Howard Creek Horse area and took the NW side of the trail and finished where I started. It was OK some of the mud holes were a foot deep. I'll do it again. Next time I will take the Rachet Ridge trail to the Perimeter trail and go north. nothing very technical here. No exciting single track but still a good ride.

Recommended Route:
Head east on 22 and follow the signs to silver falls.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None yet just got here.



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