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Lewis River Trail

Average Rating:    (4.15 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

Roller coaster hills gradually climbing. very pretty views with beautiful waterfalls. between 19 and 21 miles depending on loop. 19 their and back, 21 trail road loop. I would have to say it is an intermediate coarse.
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Latitude
46.057985244793024
Longitude
-121.9427490234375
Trail Directions
call a local bike shop for info.
Trail Length
19-21 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Couger
   


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Review Date
August 15, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: danielrichards ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Coming from Portland Metro area this is a significant drive. If you hit any traffic you are looking at close to a 3 hour commute to the trail head. That being said the trail itself is fun. Varied singletrack with lots of climbing. If I were to do it again I would have started up river at the end of the ride and rode it reverse. Riding up river seemed to present more climbing and not enough coming back down. I lost a blue samsung smartphone if any one finds it on the trail.

Recommended Route:
Start from the end of the trail. You will most of your climbing done early in the ride and should see more down hill than if you were to ride at the first trailhead.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you are coming from Portland I would just do Sandy Ridge. Less than have the driving and more fun on the trail.



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Review Date
June 28, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: akastanis ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is an awesome trail ride. You can reach the lower falls area again, although there is a rough section of road along the way. You can start from the official Lewis River trailhead, where you can see the Curly Creek falls, or start at the trailhead by the bridge, before it. The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (EMBA) web site has additional information. http://evergreenmtb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Trail:Lewis_River

Recommended Route:
I started from the Curly Creek trailhead. The trail follows along the Lewis River with some exposure in areas. The singletrack was buff and smooth. I only got about half way to the lower falls due to time constraints, but loved every minute of it.



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Review Date
May 26, 2008

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: Trailpoacherdude ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
May 24, 2008. Heard great things about this trail, and decided to try it out with RJ. Originally planned on campus but heard mixed reviews on the weather and the FS campgrounds in the immediate area didn't seem open. Rode from the west end (FR 9039 - Curly Creek parking lot) up toward Lower Falls. The first mile was really cool, but then the blow downs started. It wasn't bad to and a bit past the Bolt Creek Shelter, but from about half way to the intersection of FR 90 it was pretty laborious. Then in the last quarter of the trek, several huge sections of hill side sluffed off, and the hike around was tough. By the time we popped out on FR 90, we were pretty toast, and decided not to do the last mile to the Lower Falls campground and headed back on FR 90.

We went through patches of snow, and there was still a lot on the ground near Lower Falls. FR 90, just west of where it crosses the Lewis River is closed due to really bad road failure. I doubt the camp will be open for at least another month. The FS center on FR 25 is closed.

The trail is passable,and if a crew went through with a chain saw and only cut through the 12-18" logs it would still be a great ride, albeit with some cold creek crossings and that hike around area where it sluffed off.

I would call the FS to see if they did some clearing before heading out. If they did, it would be worth it at least to the intersection of FR 90.

Recommended Route:
Curly Creek trail head to Lower Falls. Back if worth it, otherwise head back on FR 90.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lower Falls seems like a great central spot for a lot of trail rides.



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Review Date
February 4, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: massimang ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode this trail today, rather I attempted to ride this trail. It is virtually impenetrable due to dozens of huge fallen old-growth trees blocking the trail, and several inches of snow and ice on the trail. I made it a couple of miles before giving up and turning around. Hopefully the forest service trail crews will get it back in shape this spring, because it's a really sweet trail.

Recommended Route:
Out and back. Why spend half a ride off the trail and on forest road?

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Siouxon Creek Trail



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Review Date
November 7, 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: downhellrdr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode this trail this weekend (11/6/05) and as I headed into the trail I noticed hunter all over the place and one of them threatened to shoot me because I was stupid enough to ride the trail. I would suggest to all riders that when riding this time of year check the hunting seasons, areas people hunt and wear a bright orange vest as to avoid the dip-sticks that are out shooting things on a well traveled and popular hiking trail. Other than that the trail was a great up and down trail with alot of challenging areas made more challenging with the rain and the mud.



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